The Answers

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By Ali Grimshaw

They call me adult.
I have learned to apologize, drive a car
mastered spell check to avoid embarrassment.
Yet my days of fevered creation
and re-imagining myself, remain inadequate.
Knowing I know less with each ring of curiosity around my trunk.
Like paint peeling off an old house I am more than one color.
I live as a revolving door to exit and enter,
each time with a different view.
Growing up I believed adults lived in sureness.
Shocked disappointment crashed down
when the truth broke through
with no answers in its hands for me.
Why didn’t mom tell me?

 

 

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12 thoughts on “The Answers

  1. Shocked disappointment crashed down
    when the truth broke through
    with no answers in its hands for me.

    Am still struggling to accept that. Worse still, everyone just feel you should know and not be so confused. Thanks Ali for letting me know that i am not alone. Its a bit of a consolation.

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