I am in my dorm room crying because I feel rejected.
*Swish* I am 15 years before sitting in the orphanage waiting for my new parents to come pick me up
My birthmother rejected me and in her place I got a new mom and dad.
I travel back to the present and wipe the tears away. Something new is coming
I stare at my calculus paper terrified about what could be on the other side
*Swish* I am at my table as my mom homeschools me. I flip my test over and see I have an A.
Math is not a hard subject for me at this age.
I travel back to the present and flip the test over. I know I can do this.
I feel his hands rake up my body as he whispers how he wants me.
*Swish* I am at my best friend’s house as she tells me to take off my clothes.
She feels the most intimate parts of me and tells me if I don’t do what she wants she won’t play with me
I travel back to the present and push him away. Not anymore.
I am a time traveler
I take the present situations
And find a cure
Sometimes it takes some patience
I look at the mistakes of my past
I look at my successes
The bad times don’t last
The winners aren’t always the oppressors
I look ahead to the future
To where poems wont rhyme
Where war will not be the solution
Where everyone loves anyone
Where children have love
Where women aren’t hit
Where men aren’t killed
I AM a time traveler
WHERE my hands will help the sick
WHERE I will pass medical school
WHERE I accomplish all my dreams
We are time travelers
Taken in loops and wormholes
Taken to certain sections in life at certain times
Because we were meant to change history right where we are
We travel to the past. We see the future.
We can make a change.
Time is relative.
We are time travelers when we accept we are time travelers
I am a time traveler and I will make a difference in the past, present, and future