Not Without Effort

Time it twists
and we are limited by this existence

with its frails
and their feeble mindedness

and its spirals into madness,
clinging by a thread to happiness.

Defiant to true hope and grace,
trekking forward faithlessly.

Retracting from the pacts we made
as children with ourselves.

I look back and wonder
if my inner child
would understand me

and still love herself.


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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