Written by Cato
Edited by Rodlyn Mae-Banting
we are the lucky ones
who got to experience life
for life itself.
we were born
in the beginning of an era
where phones were a privilege
and were gifted to us
well into elementary school,
where we spent rainy days
outside in our brightly colored rainboots
to protect us while we jumped into puddles,
where our memories were created
by chasing after ice cream trucks
and swinging so high you almost fell.
but we became witnesses
as times grew darker
where technology strung our heads down
as limp puppets on strings,
where the ticking minutes and hours
were spent ticking away answers in workbooks,
where our childhood slowly bled like ink
until we were teenagers soaked in black and blue.
and yet we made the most of it.
we drove around with our windows down
and blasted Taylor Swift’s new versions of old albums.
we went to parties that drank and smoked
but we also went to ones where
we did pillow fights and movie nights.
we got tattoos we might regret
and kissed lovers we want to forget
and on and on we made the most of it.
we truly are the lucky ones.
and now it’s time to say goodbye xoxo