Forgiving Memories

For this week’s Forgiving Fridays (actually on a Friday this time!), this poem is based on what happened on the first day of the new school semester, on Monday. I had gotten really anxious about going to class last semester and was scared that it would happen again. I did get a lottli overwhelmed in the stairway because of all the people but was able to not get stuck in it this time.


Just take a breath, this year is not like the last:

You are alive right now, not in the past,

Close your eyes and take a breath then fear is there,

And slowly ascend the set of concrete stairs

Into this new semester’s classroom

Caught not by the past — Resume.