Home.

Where I’ve spent the last year in a half

Confined.

Detained.

Defeated...

Or so I thought

 

My best friend always told me

“There’s always another way” 

And as I look up at my ceiling 

Lying in my bed 

I realize that there always will be

 

I’ve spent

This whole quarantine

Solely on focusing

Who I am

Who I’m meant to be

 

Who I want to be

My own Identity

 

Figuring out my passions

Finding true friends

Exploring the world

 

All only 

With the click of keys

With the tap of a screen

With the clack of a button

 

I used to think 

COVID took over my life

That it took everything away 

And well

That it was the worst thing that happened 

 

And in a way

It did 

And is 

 

But it also may just be 

The best thing that has ever happened

 

Because as I reflect on my past 

And am hopeful for my future 

I realize that I took it back 

 

I took back my own life

And maybe that’s what we all needed  

 

A global pandemic 

To help guide us

To help remind us

 

Who we were 

Who we are

Who we can become 

And what truly awaits for us

 

Because the world is full of twists and turns

Surprise after surprise 

After 

Billions of more surprises

 

And I think 

All of us can agree on that

 

But we can also 

All overcome it 

Together 

That’s what we’ve been doing this whole time, right? 

realize

BY Christiana Walker