One Step Closer

By: Molly Langdon

It burns
It burns deep inside
every drop that runs down

your back as you ignore the pain
correction after correction
being told you aren’t good enough for it

it comes naturally
is what they say at least
why? some outsider may ask
Why the time and pain

the answer is simple
tears and sweat guarantee
you are one step closer to what you wish and dream of
time and pain spent doing
instead of time and pain spent wishing

is 100% worth it