Know When to Get Off

Here I am,

Riding the subway like every other New Yorker;

Getting where I’m going like every other person with somewhere to be.

I am one with the fluidity and I love that about this city-

You fit in because you stand out and the only requirement

Is Know When to Get Off.

I am here.

And suddenly, we realize it’s our stop; too late.

My sister grabs my hand and she flies through the door;

Me, right behind, barely squeezing through.

And then they are shut.

And I am realizing the real horror is not getting trapped in the subway doors but

Being left behind and not belonging

Anymore.

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