Is it possible to miss you Even when I don’t really know you Even when you live so far away Even when the memories I have of you aren’t positive ones? Is it possible to grieve you Even if you are still here Even if it’s sympathy grief Even if I don’t really know whatContinue reading “Miss You”
I was always told That bad things occurred in threes. I have become accustomed to Assuming this trend will repeat itself. Walking on eggshells Anticipating the worst outcome Holding my breath I wait for the other shoe to drop Cascading bad things upon me.
“The limit does not exist” Has a whole new meaning When you enter the adult world. Learning how to Say no Set boundaries Acknowledge your limits Is never taught It is learnt through negative experiences. As someone who’s self-worth Is defined by productivity Setting limits Feels like climbing Mount Everest It is one of theContinue reading “Limitations”
People always say To visualize the outcome you want And manifest it to happen. I was never a believer Thought it wasn’t real How could painting A pretty picture in my head Amount to anything but disappointment. The older I get The more wrong I become. I have visualized Relationshios Work opportunities Investments That haveContinue reading “Visualize”
How many people have to die An unfair and unjust death To have a reform Of the society we live in? These are Mothers and fathers Sons and daughters That are victims of a terrible system That didn’t have to die. Blood has been spilled But nobody seems to care. The pattern repeats itself OverContinue reading “Recent Events”
Sometimes I think about things— Things that will never be seen again. Like the beach. You will never see the exact identical beach Ever again The waves come and go Washing and adjusting the sand Creating new coastlines With each swift sweep of the ocean Leaving things completely new Fresh Untouched. That is how I wishContinue reading “Untouched”
Waking up tired No matter how much I sleep Finishing the day exhausted No matter how many hours I work The cycle is slowly eating away At any motivation I have And the serotonin my body so graciously creates. Replenishing these things Feels like the most impossible task. Drained doesn’t seem to fully encompass TheContinue reading “Fumes”
How does one weave Concepts Of their past and present Into one cohesive unit? This is the identity crisis Of a first generation immigrant child. The need to maintain one’s home culture While embracing the one we are born into Sends young adults into a spiral. We have a choice To assimilate completely Or remainContinue reading “Identity Crisis”
The internal, mental timeline That my anxiety has set for me Never fails to make me feel behind. Behind in education Watching my peers get accepted Into grad programs Into research positions Into dream jobs Reaching their future goals they always talked about I am genuinely happy for them, But that little voice in myContinue reading “Timeline”
Physical injuries warrant attention. They are clearly there Visible to all. The bruises The bandages They are battle wounds Of mistaken moments. Emotional injuries do not leave a trace They hide and are elusive. Leaving you struggling Without anyone knowing And easily linger longer than any physical injury. Sometimes I wish emotional injuries left bruises.