What Should I Write About
Do you ever have problems thinking of what to do?
Yes? Well, me too.
Take this poem for example-
About what should I write?
Should it be about the nervous system?
The one that tells us fight or flight?
Or maybe another topic would be better for me…
I can speak about running-
How when I run I feel free.
I can speak about sleep
and the darling dreams we dream.
Of sugar plums, fairies, and chocolate ice cream.
I can speak of troubles from junior high,
Continuing to freshman drama and countless sighs.
I can speak about seniors, so eager to leave-
Graduation and college- that’s all seniors see.
I can speak about you, the people listening to this.
In boredom you listen,
each in your own abyss.
I can speak about me!
The female mind!
All my thoughts and opinions,
How sometimes you’ll find
that yes means no and no means yes,
How I always seem to feel as though I’m second best.
How chocolate is happiness and In-n-Out is heaven
How once a month, those foods get to teach me a lesson.
I can speak about my family
And how apparently I’m a mom.
Cooking for my siblings
When my parents are gone.
I can speak about Chipotle
and how their burritos are so good!
I can speak about fairytales,
like Little Red Riding Hood.
Or maybe Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, or Snow White,
Things you read to your kids before turning out the light.
I can speak about church,
all the things I believe.
In a world like ours,
we need something on which to cleave.
I can speak of today, yesterday, or tomorrow
I can speak about happiness, anger, and sorrow.
All the emotions that one can feel,
The ones that surround us and make us feel real.
In all honesty, anything is fine.
I can speak about anything that crosses my mind.
I can speak of the trouble this poem gives me,
about how I struggle to see what others see.
I can speak of the first 10 poems I wrote.
How they all ended quickly,
none winning my vote.
I can speak of decisions that we have to make.
Where to go to college, where every morning I’ll wake,
where I know more assignments like this one await.
Well this poem is due tomorrow,
and I’m just full of doubt.
Maybe you could tell me what to write about.
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