Natasha Watts

I’m here

I’m present

I’m here


Checked out but not away

My mind is blank

But my body’s present

Thinking or not, I’m here


Standing beside those above me

Lacking their wit and pride

Discouraged by most

Influenced by many

I’m here and I’m alive


Not perfect

But not a mess

Absolutely, certainly stressed


Troubled by this

Worried by that

Defying the odds, I’m here


“You have it easy”

“It’s all good”

Just take five steps in my shoes

You’ll see


Torn apart then stitched together

Then sometimes feeling like I could love forever


I’m here

I’m present

I’m here