what shall i do

February 24, 2021
face of a beautiful black woman framed by what looks like purple tentacles
Art by Kim Salac

i think back to when i was little

the freedom to do as i please

now that i’m here what shall i do

reminisce on the past

or stay in the present

 

why does the present bring such ...

is it my sense of clarity

the memories fading until 

now i must create new ones

with more subjects

but why

 

why can i not stay in my place 

with family

people hurt too much

there’s so much

pain

 

but then they make me laugh

make me smile

and i think

what if

when

 

when will they tell me

what if they don’t

why do i have to

how will i feel

now it must

 

sadly this is the cycle

everything has to end

and sometimes it’s ok

but for now

 

i will smile at the rain

 

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