i've got courage

To create one’s own world, in any of the arts, takes courage
— georgia o'keefe

I don't know that I have ever thought I wasn't courageous
but I don't know that I have ever thought that I was
especially so

I have lived a life of doing what needs to be done
A character trait instilled in me by my mother,
most brave and most fearful,
my little mama

What if I looked at myself each morning and said,
"Here's a woman and she's got courage"
What would change in my life?

I would still do what needs to be done
but what else could I, would I
accomplish if fueled
by great courage