Invincible | Teen Ink


March 27, 2016
By SaraKarim GOLD, Washington DC, District Of Columbia
SaraKarim GOLD, Washington DC, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Over the years of my daring life
The subtlety of my power made me doubtful
But at once the epiphany of the truth
Struck me like: I am

I only watch romantic comedies
half-way through, and let the star-crossed lovers
remain forever on their first date of
stolen glances and upper lips beaded with sweat.
and I know I am definitely

I buy my flip flops a size smaller
So my pinky toes can graze the
weathered streets,
But I never get infections, so
I know I am, undoubtedly,

I eat kabobs from foreign vendors
Who cannot accommodate the unspoken rule:
"Employees must wash hands"
And when I the toilet bowl doesn't sing my name
I know I am, truthfully,

I stop stout strangers in the subway
And ask them: how far along are you?
When the beer-bellied men with patchy cherry cheeks
let out a hearty exhale
I know for sure I am

I go to bars on Friday nights
In a men's shirt and cargo pants
and let my curls run wild
As the bouncer lets me through
I know I am, one hundred percent,

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