a Poem by Raquel Swann


There was a time


when I didn’t understand

the word

I navigated life through the eyes

of others

They never knew me

I never knew me

A lifelong search for my place

amongst the stars

My purpose, my destiny, my mantra

I’ve learned to understand

this word

to finally be proud of who I am

a newfound respect for those

who’ve traveled the road before me

and arrived at their final destination

Who I am you ask?

I would tell you now and forever

I am full of pride

I am finally proud of

who I am

and I don’t give a fuck

what you think.