I grew up on television
Running for the telephone
Programmed without knowing
Depleting my underdeveloped vision
I grew up on action movies
Delta force, Rambo
Gunfights with pieces of a branch
Ducking Imaginary bullets
Who knew years later we’d be running from catching feels?
I grew up knowing I had to be home before the street lights come on
I grew up having fist fights
I grew up writing letters to my crush
No courage to say ‘Hi’ but quick to grab a pen telling her how she made me feel when I saw her at lunch
Fast forward, adulthood seems too hard to bare
I dread getting phone calls, no air to communicate
I wake up, look at my screen before my eyes are open
If I got no data I’m lost in the desert
20-adulting, movies are shot from the palm of our hands
Rather get views then help a sister, lend a hand
20-adulting, 9-5 is a betrayal to our younger selves
Suit up, put on a smile and hold your breath for 8 hours
Never knew I’d have to blend in and hide my superpowers
Superman & Spider-Man, my idols taught me well.
The words will tell you everything.