19 May 2012

Thought On 18 Year-Old Self

This is based on Trolley.


Thought On 18 Year-Old Self 5/19

Being ignored at family reunions
dismissed at Christmas parties

When I was 18 and made a presentation
on Matthew Shepard for my senior presentation

And invited the family - friends - the school

I welcomed the outcome - dreamt of
bullies bowing before my might

I spoke eloquently and leveled the family
in their bigotry

It is odd to be disappointed with positivity

Find welcoming hands less inviting

Dear 18 year-old self - please release Matthew Shepard
and let the wind take him

Let it go like dandelion seeds - let the positive wash