Poetry of People / Day 98

Today, we connected with Adam, 19, from Stockton, Ca. 

"My body always seems warm 

even in the cold it is warm 

as if the exterior of my body 

is reflecting internal feelings, 


When you find yourself obsessing over words 

because you've finally found a voice.

The heat of my skin has me wondering if it means 

I'm burning out 

too bright 

too fast 

like the movements I make 

Smiles taken for more. 

Nods taken for more. 

I always feel I'm giving too much. 

Going too fast

My body seems so hot 

I'm afraid I'm burning out."

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