Letters & Opinion

Decade later

by Mila Bjelakovic


it all feels
so different
once you get to
know the real version
at first it hurts
almost like a bee sting
but then it stays inflated
for weeks to eventually
blossom into an iris
that will guide towards
a path of independence


there you might meet
a fountain shaped
like a triangle
it will grant you
one thing but
only if you provide
good reasons to not
getting it yourself


Then it will ask
for you to sit down
focus on the motion
of stirring gas station coffee
as you wipe a tear
to the rhythm of
sweet sixteen


Mila is a high school student at École secondaire publique De La Salle.