Scripts stare you in the face
And the director soon screams your name
Your mind knows your part
But your body can’t play it
Your legs know how to sway
But they miss their first step.
You remind yourself of the eventuality
And the good news that must follow
But your will only drags like a snail behind you
Your heart of hearts knows what passion is
And desire, love and purpose
But you may need a factory reset.
So you try to read the lines
But even your fluency fails you
It all feels like you’ve never been strong
And this is the first day of your life.