Poets is powered by Vocal creators. You support Karry Knight by reading, sharing and tipping stories... more

Poets is powered by Vocal.
Vocal is a platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for writers, musicians, filmmakers, podcasters, and other creators to get discovered and fund their creativity.

How does Vocal work?
Creators share their stories on Vocal’s communities. In return, creators earn money when they are tipped and when their stories are read.

How do I join Vocal?
Vocal welcomes creators of all shapes and sizes. Join for free and start creating.

To learn more about Vocal, visit our resources.

Show less

Sight

#VocalNPM

Photo by StrawberryIndigo

This poem was inspired by a day I made myself let go and just breathe. My advice is to get out of your head and find the positives, even on the bad days.

___________________

Footprints in the dirt half covered with leaves and twigs

Dried corn kernels left in piles

seemingly on purpose

A woman running

Is she late to class?


A young man resting on a low wall

Is he reading, writing, drawing, creating?

Earbuds in one ear the other left to swing alone

dangling.

An excuse not to talk to others,

Yet still able to hear the conversation


Small plants growing under a tree.

Will they survive?

Is the tree kind enough to allow them?


Waving to people you know but you don't stop to talk.

Are you busy?

Do you really know them well enough

or are you just acknowledging the fact that you've seen them,

somewhere before?


Slowly walking

not to enjoy nature but because you're distracted.

A text, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram.

Anything and Everything grabbing your attention.

and putting it on your phone.


Shadows of leaves and branches swaying in the wind.

An older man.

A young woman on crutches.

Intellectual conversations across generations.

Karry Knight
Karry Knight

21, POC, film student living life the best I can. Genderfluid, bisexual, battling my mental health and self harm. Exploring all the things that can make me happy and learning to accept what I can't change.

Instagram: @karry_on_son

Now Reading
Sight
Read Next
The Eternal Candlelight's