I Can't Be Superwoman Today

I woke up this morning with a sore throat.

I'm about 15 pages from being done with this semester.

It's been a painful journey.

My paper will be late.

I've already made peace with that.

I can't be Superwoman--

Not today. 
Not tomorrow.
Not yesterday.

Maybe in a few months, 
I'll put on my breastplate and reclaim my throne.

I feel silenced. 

I wish I could tell the world what broke me--

Who broke me--

Why I'm struggling to meet deadlines--

Why my body is shutting down.

But I won't, because brokenness won't become me.

Just because I can't be Superwoman today,

doesn't mean I can't be whole tomorrow.

And so, I press on.