Kind of is my thing.
I am full of “kind of” and “sorta” and “quite” and “almost.”
It’s kinda never fully committing to anything.
If you’ve ever received a message from me, you’ll know what I mean.
Every titbit of information, every advisory phrase, every idea and crazy notion;
“it’s kind of like…”
It’s not ingrained in my speech the way ‘like’ and ‘literally’ are,
it’s not that I don’t believe in what I’m saying.
It’s not wanting to sound bossy. Controlling. Too loud.
It’s kind of feeling the sentence is almost… too there if I don’t say it.
I’ve been using this shield for the long, sentences don’t sound right without it.
They sound sort of in your face.
Like I’m shouting
And I don’t want to be a pushy woman. Because that gets us nowhere.