We Both Know the Way Home
Original works on legacy by Creative Writing students in the graduating class of 2021 & 2022 at the New York City Lab School. The lines from this poem are taken from selections you’ll find inside.
I love stories of redemption,
the potential to be great.
Throughout my life I imagined the memories of other people.
I wish I could forget
all the words that make up my existence.
I wish we had forever.
The one thing that will live on
will eventually erode in the elements
along with its sentiment.
It’s an overwhelming secret we all must bear.
I’m sick of explaining I love it.
Walking home in a drenched winter coat,
little comments are blown by the wind.
Another tall figure who passes people by
seeps from yes to no.
He was the funniest student they’d ever taught.
The genres were forever changing.
Since you are foremost among my queens,
stay in the shadows with me
as if we’re running away,
my fingers intertwined in spirit
to keep close to your heart.
Even though no one remembers telling you,
you don't need their so-called approval.
I was simply too conscious of my actions.
Was I authentic or not?
I didn't want to stop
and fade away.
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