Emily was one too
As a, a child, I was apprehensive to the point of tears
when encountered with new situations
and the prospect of meeting new people.
I thought some would hate me.
Nonsense, my parents believed. "Just be yourself. You don't need to be anyone else. Everyone will love you."
- flashed across my brain as my five year old mind processed the thought.
Though I obediently put on a smile and went.
Unsure of outcome I set off time and again.
Outcome(')s still unknown-