Photo by Natasha Kalsi
I dream of simpler times.
When the only competitions were
seeing who could swing the highest at the park
musical chairs at friends’ birthday parties.
When I did things because I enjoyed doing them
and not for hearts on a screen
or a following.
Like painting with my fingers
and writing in my journal,
after the boy I had a crush on
just gave me his number
and I felt like I could fly.
How easy it was to live back then
when our phones weren’t glued to our hands.
How easy it was to create and just be.
Be happy with ourselves because
that’s who we would see at the end of the day.
We didn’t have a whole world at our fingertips –
a blessing and a curse.
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