I've looked up past
all the faces positioned in places
adjacent to where my tunnel vision
would have kept me focused,
if I could focus.
I was hoping that there
would be an open road
on the path that I had chosen
on this path that feels chosen
I haven't had much of an example
sampled lifestyles like
horderves from platters.
I didn't need silver spoons to scoop up
finger food were fine,
I was just glad I could eat.
Meet me in my present
but don't gawk at my presence
I'm still a little bit of a mess
but I can show you due reverence
because I know that I'd like to meet you
and all I want is to be you
you are my life goal, I want to
be you to the fullest
be-au-ti-fulness, spilled from my insides.
I've never met someone like you
but I knew you are who I'd like to be.
So I created a mission from you
you are the future fruition of me.
Dear next self.
Kimolee Eryn is an artist and writer who believes in creating for a purpose beyond the purpose of creating. She believes that a life should be lived not just to sustain itself but to cultivate peace, love and growth in all adjacent beings and hopes to exemplify that in all she does.