Apologies for Finally

Is it obnoxious to express your gratitude for living?
I feel like I’ve earned this state of being.
I spent years and my entire adolescence wallowing
and wishing just to find peace.

So I’m here.
And you’re all listening.

And I’m wondering
If you’re wondering what I’ve learned.

It’s the same old, same old.

Just keep going.
Just keep going.

Bad days are surely coming.
So, I hope my resolve is cemented in me
and my current disposition is unrelenting.

I’ll let you know
when the wave hits
If I am indeed still floating.

Because I know from experience,
even if my poetry is depressing,
You’ll all still be here listening.

And this is why I feel comfortable
to reward you with my gratitude
now that I am happy.


About Jessica Lee

Jessica is a twenty-something poet who performs most of her work on stage in Spoken Word. She has found writing therapeutic since she was child, and has pursued it ceaselessly. She enjoys writing even the most fleeting thoughts and dreams as SensicalRavings. Between long retail shifts, she enjoys writing observational pieces (always with a slant) of locally relevant subjects as ALLGainesville. If you appreciate inspiring, coming-of-age suppositions, become a follower. Though it's not always roses, it's raw!

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