con·fi·dence\ˈkän-fə-dən(t)s, -ˌden(t)s\

1 a : a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers or of reliance on one’s circumstances <had perfect confidence in her ability to succeed> <met the risk with brash confidence> – © 2012 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated


I once had confidence in myself…
still do, in some circumstances…
but the “simple” things befuddled me,
defeated me, obsessed me, drove me mad.
Things like eating, cleaning, talking to husbands,
raising kids, fitting into last year’s clothes…
Confidence? Consciousness of one’s powers,
reliance on one’s circumstances?
Only if the spelling
is One’s!