I Wish I Could Be Twenty Something // Salt Wounds+Midnight Blues

by Lauren Day 2 years ago in slam poetry

And Maybe Things Would Have Worked out Alright

I Wish I Could Be Twenty Something // Salt Wounds+Midnight Blues

I wish I could be

twenty something

so I could

be the right

girl for you.

Twenty two;

the same age

and be the

white girlfriend

with the nose ring.

Tattoos

that she's had

since you both

graduated

in what feels like

2002.

I wish I could be

twenty something

and be that girl that

you're proud of.

That you always wanted

to by your side;

who's down for the ride,

chugging beers

and calling the shots

running away from

life

like twenty somethings do.

I could have been

your ride or die.

I was willing to

too.

But shit fell through

and landed

with fights

and fury.

Built up anger

and hatred.

We were careful

with every move

we made;

like a chess game.

Making sure

that both of our

egos

weren't sacrificed

or compromised

by each other.

I hate

how I gave my

soul to you

and you

didn't give a shit

in return.

But I'm still young.

I'm still stupid.

But I'm not

stupid enough

to stay with you.

I may not be 22,

but I know better

than to be with you.

slam poetry
Lauren Day
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i surf. i travel. i take some photos here and there. i life alot.

i think. i write. i think some more.

then something cool happens where i write until my bones ache.

end of story.

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