AGAINST THE GRAIN

by Rachel Coon

There are days I want to scream

Why aren’t they understanding me?!

There are days I do not care

Doing my best to understand, only what’s there

In front of me

Not the tomorrows or yesterdays

Give me the relevance

To grasp my independence

Why does being good sometimes feel so awkward?

Why does going against the grain initiate such anxiety?

It’s okay to be different, it’s okay to be weird

It’s okay to be you, it’s okay to be true

It’s okay to be unique, it’s okay to be scared

Breaking away from the norm isn’t always the easiest

But I’ve learned it’s the happiest

Change is birthed within us

Stand up for the song your heart sings

Stand up for what your visions will bring

Stand up for everything you believe to be true

& there will not always be an us, without you.

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