A Sonnet- Almost

Posted by Sarah V. Hayes on Jan 24th 2023

A Sonnet- Almost

Image by Michelle Raponi from Pixabay 

In a world where screens monopolize day to day activities (from online banking to online grocery shopping), I just want to break the norm.

I’ve been told that you have to be the change you want to see in this world. So, I’m breaking the mold. I’m going out on a limb. I’m bringing the stranded carts in the parking lot inside to the store. I’m driving a friend to work (at night) because the headlight in her car doesn’t work. I’ve paid for the persons order behind me in the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru.

In a world where we try so hard to make it, to “fit in” with the mold; to succeed, to overcome, to be someone, is the utmost challenge. Me? 

I just want to survive. I want to breath; I want to feel my heartbeat. I want to feel my face tighten as my smile grins from ear to ear. (And if my face is grinning because I don’t understand my online bank statement, so be it.)

I want to be the one with the café-late in the morning, the Macchiato in the afternoon and the glass of wine after dinner (that’s a lot of calories, though). I want to know where life is taking me; I want to know what tomorrow brings me.