I gave it a year
I gave myself a year.
A year to let the currents of life take me
To unexpected mouths of sudden rivers
To novel, undiscovered earth
I experienced the sweet, sweet euphony of friends’ chortles
Like marveling at the breathtaking sight of cherry blossoms for the first time
The fragile petals drifting gracefully upon glittering water surfaces
Drifting, drifting, to places unknown
I experienced the frightening transience of shared moments
The dismal loss of wandering through empty, endless paths of the twilight forest
The heavy burdens brittle hearts carry
Weighing souls down.
The first two semesters of university-
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