what graduation might feel like

by mandaceehb

it feels a little like graduation today, the mass gathering of souls (this came to me so easily- i wonder if i’ve read it before) for the final time before the banks can no longer hold back the river. there we will be, lingering in the last time for what feels like forever, for a moment that we never thought would arrive so quickly. praying to stay a little longer in the glare of phone camera flashes; enclosed in myriads of embraces; shallow brushing ones and heart-filled impressions from those who matter.

and then the moment cannot catch us anymore; the system has no hold over us; we can no longer hide in this refuge. and we stumble through the doors, pushed and shoved by biting whispers echoing ‘go forth and meet reality’.