Written by Hira Vayani.
Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss.
Originally published as part of the Spring 2018 “Rebirth” Issue.
I wake up; it’s time
College has been on my mind – for years
Growing up, college was never an if; it was a when
It’s almost time for my first class – I’m a complete mess
What will it be like?
The next day comes,
The next day goes
Everything appears so closed:
People, feelings, life
I miss home,
The familiarity, the food, the lights
Everyone here is so smart, so talented, what do I have to offer, I ask
I continue on and say everything will be okay, there’s always the next day
I am lost,
I am scared,
I do not know what I want to do;
Who I want to be
Seconds, minutes, days continue
College has been quite the adventure
New people, new subjects, a new life
Although I am afraid that I will not succeed,
Life will go on and I will continue to breathe.