Adjusting

16 Sep

I am floating on a cloud.

I can soar.

I can fly.

I am unstoppable.

 

They reach out.

I take their hand.

I want to pull them up too.

They trick me.

I am falling down.

I crash head-first into the ground.

 

This is reality, they say.

It hurts, I reply.

That’s life, they laugh.

 

They cuff my ankles.

Round the left is a chain with a metal ball marked RESPONSIBILITIES.

Round the right is a chain with a metal ball marked EXPECTATIONS.

 

Whenever I try jumping the weight pulls me down.

They tell me I am all alone.

 

That is a lie.

 

Everyone around me is cuffed, just like me.

I lift up your chains.

You lift up mine.

 

We cannot fly

but

together we can run.

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