I am an “in between girl”
Meaning I don’t quite fit in.
I am oddly shaped
Rough edges and extra corners.
I slip between the cracks
And spill over the sides of the check marked box.
My body is not big enough to fill a stadium
Nor small enough to cradle in your palm.
I do not tower over others
Or cower in their shadows.
My mind is loud
But not so that it will breach my lips accidentally.
My voice is soft
But strong enough to take a stance.
And I wonder
Are my legs steady enough to carry me?
This in between girl
Who is not quite big though not at all small,
With a loud mind and cautious lips,
And a soft voice that will carry long after I’m gone.
The in between girl who has yet to find a place for herself
Because I cannot compromise myself
To fit the perfect silhouettes of others.
I am an inbetween girl
I do not compare
Cannot be compared.
I will tear down their stencils and outlines.
I refuse to get rid of all that is me
To smooth down all my odd edges
Or fold in my extra corners
To be someone I’m not.
I will stay an in between girl
And create my own place.