• Taylor Fox

angst

in flux

they told you

that

every

good lie

tells the truth.

that you should

register to vote

because it’s the American

thing to do

but don’t you dare

form Opinions

lest they turn Words

into Actions

and suddenly

a democratic socialist is

President of the United States.

that you should

act like an Adult

even though

you’re only seventeen

and everything is

existential

and awkward.

but they forgot to mention

that when (s)he leaves

it won’t be like the movies

and you’ll be scrambling

for a sense of purpose

that you never knew you lacked

and that these were supposed to be

the best years of our lives

now confined to the empty carcass

of teen angst.

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