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I remember in high school
I always used writing as a way to
Express my emotions
Because I had a hard time expressing them
So when I had a writing assignment,
I put a lot of feeling into that shit.
Hoping the teacher would
See my hard work
See my heart
Maybe even ask questions.
The day came that I got that
Structural criticism at school was of course
But were my feelings still valid?
Makes me wonder.
Did they see?
Was I as small as I imagined?
I was only a cocooned bug at the time
Not knowing what I would be outside of my
I wish I would have known
That I had the wrong instructions,
You know, being taught to be a cicada.
To follow the laws of science.
Only to come out of my
When I’m supposed to
Just like the others
Lemme tell you something.
And I’ve mastered how to
Do whatever I put my mind to.
Whether it be to walk.
I’ll give it my best.
But tell me I can’t?