Hanna T. // WHAT WILL THEY SAY: WORRIES AT AGE 16

What will they say

When they notice the typo on the slide,

Or how I misunderstood the directions

And my project is nothing like theirs.

Mistakes.

 

What will they say

When my patterns are not coordinated

And my socks do not match,

I forgot my coat and lost my umbrella.

Appearance.

 

What will they say

When I confuse my words

And stop,

Creating a seemingly everlasting awkward pause.

Conversation.

 

What will they say

When I lurk in the corner to avoid the unfamiliar people,

Uncomfortable,

I do not want to be here.

Behavior.

 

What will they say

I constantly ask myself.

 

Silence.

 

Life is too busy,

Hectic,

Chaotic.

 

No one really cares.

 

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