The Stage

Lindsey Padilla RodriguezAugust 22, 2023

As i walk onto the dimly lit stage
I feel my heart speeding up and saying
“I'm not ready to do this!” And yet I still went
On stage. As I stand still in terror everyone's eyes
Shoot onto me. As I'm dodging the bullet of embarrassment
I try to force the right words to come out. But they would not
Budge just like a boulder. But as I look into the abyss I see
a familiar face smiling at me. Now I have courage and my
Suffrage has ended.

Lindsey Padilla Rodriguez is a poet from California.