Strong Enough

By: David O’Keefe

“Strong Enough”

The lights are somewhat on, but as you turn

The faucet, it becomes abundantly

Clear that the water has been turned off. “Learn

From your mistakes,” is what they yelled loudly

As you foolishly ran off into the

Unknown. You have a bed half as small as

The one at home. On your walls, you can see

Posters of bands whose concerts you would have

Never attended, and on your desk, you

Have stacks of papers filled with notes and free

Info on clubs that you’ll try out as proof

Of your liberty. Still, it looks to me

Your lights are on but the water is off;

You just haven’t learned that you’re strong enough.

Let the posts
come to you.

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