Potential

By Angella Lee

PROMPT — Who am I today?

Like a seed with a blueprint for becoming a flower, I contained my potential. I started deep in the ground. I couldn't sense anything in the dark, packed earth, yet the season passed. The Creator heeded me beyond my line of vision, giving me all I needed. When the time came, with birth pangs and uncertainty yet a keen instinct to grow, I pushed out of my kernel, pushed out of the earth, and burst forth into the light.


 

Angella Lee has her Bachelor’s from Boston University and Master's from University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She is the Twitter Director for the Journal of Expressive Writing (this journal!). She loves expressive writing, comparative religious studies in Christianity and Judaism, and fine art.