adolescence is a search
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vorfruede
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Autoplay OFF   •   9 months ago
another poem. enjoy

adolescence is a search

it irks me how some people do not realize that appearance is a constant performance. a struggle to maintain how others perceive us. a fight to be seen as a constant, permanent state of being, of existence

maintaining appearances is draining. it dries out my joy and my health, it makes me tired. i want to be! i want to exist! i want to be formless, in a state of constant change; chaotic in the face of self-progress and improvement.

it scares others when i refuse to settle, refuse to wear any sense of identity: a box, a label that says “you must be this!” i am quiet one day, loud the next, daring then cautious, and they say i am unstable but really, i adore change. i adore growth. and they fear my ability to

adapt, to feel comfortable in every new skin i choose to bear, like trying on new clothes. they fear change, but it frees me. for them, being left behind will be a choice i will not refuse any person who deigns to join me on this journey of self-discovery

this quest to find a constant, a tempest of a self that fits me.

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