i am a contradiction

people know me

as the girl who

flinches when she’s touched

pulls away from hugs

doesn’t scream when she sees a baby

people know me

as the girl who

hates people

who shrinks away

from a crowd

watching nervously

overthinking everything

their eyes grow wide

when i stare up into the sky

as the raindrops come down to meet me

when i dance in the middle of the street

because the sun is shining

when i revel in rainboots

and polka-dotted umbrellas

when i laugh so hard i cry

and run wild

like i don’t care what they think of me

there have always been

two sides to me

for the longest time

i have been fighting it

which one was i really?

identity crisis at age twelve

carried over into into high school

finally i’m realizing




3 thoughts on “i am a contradiction”

  1. ACK! This is BEAUTIFUL, Kate! Oh my goodness. I can’t even describe how much I love this… I don’t know as if I’ve ever read any of your poetry before (is this poetry? It feels like poetry…) But WHOA. Have I ever told you that you are a talented writer, my friend? Because HOLY GUACAMOLE AND CHEDDAR. YOU, SIR, ARE A TALENTED WRITER. đź’—đź’—đź’—đź’—đź’—


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