Life Before the Lies
By Dominique, age 16, Wisconsin
I am glib.
I am repudiating your falsely ominous authority,
Overpowering you because I am the majority.
I have lived ...
Tacitly, and at times scintillating,
Cognizant, with anticipation.
Waiting, and weeping in my corners
As I'm exploring them,
Trying so hard to delete this moratorium ... of life.
The life that I once lived before all the lies,
Before the gadflies
Were on constant standby.
Before my name was name-taken.
Before the heartbreakin'
Now I'm just latent,
Withholding my prowess
In the shadows of darkness.