It took me being alone,
for me to realize
it was okay to laugh out loud
even when I am the only person
to find it funny.
It was okay to paint
even though I am not an artist.
It was okay to write
even when I don’t always find the words to say.
it was not okay to bake the healthy recipe
that tastes awful
because bananas are better alone
than they are in the 4 ingredient