A little poem for y’all as I seriously evaluate my life choices

Time is not really free

It’s more like an excuse to read a book when everyone else around you is talking about useless things and the snow clumps together outside

I am no longer a child

I am no longer a girl

When I was younger I wished to become a writer I didn’t realize it arose out of loneliness

Or that my mouth would be so full of words that had no navels

My sewing needle has thread too short to make a knot

The only jobs I qualify for require banter that does not end, smiles that have no meaning

My life is just beginning when young women like I start to talk about marriage, husbands and children

I see the trees swaying in the wind out of the window

And I imagine myself like them

I am not like the other women yet I sit in the back of the classroom to listen to the Professor’s lecture

I used to think Ivory Tower meant theories trapped in a tower taught by boring old white men with no practical application

Most of what I learn cannot solve social ills

I learned more about racism than I had in a lifetime through my heterosexual white roommate she told me what to call people like me and educated me about politics

I am neither straight or white, nor care much for politics

I just want to live my life as a tiger lily growing in foreign soil

Out of the shade and out of the light

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About Classyasfemme

"Those of us with the power to speak must speak" -Staceyann Chin College student doing some reflecting and soul-searching. Will occasionally write about the immigrant diaspora, sexuality, religion, social justice, loss, and offer advice. Most of the time it will be scrambling for answers to questions I don't know the answers to. I write as a way to express what otherwise might be forgotten in passing. I write to heal, I write to forgive, and I write for equality. Thanks for reading about bits and bobs of my little life. Keep on smiling. Profile picture is a series of body art photos done by Chinese artist Huang Yan by the way. Feel free to look him up if you're curious. View all posts by Classyasfemme

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