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Fear (Is the Future)

by Krizen Vega

We are the future
but we’re not allowed to feel
the emptiness left behind from our parents
they tell me, “It’s no big deal”
your fate comes for you
all of a sudden, it’s knocking at your door
but since then,
I have boarded up my windows
and hid beneath the floor
but the future, it waits for no one
She doesn’t care who’s hurting
immigrants or natives,
all at once, we’re burning
fire and spit and politics galore
How am I supposed to learn how to live,
if I’ve taken shelter beneath my floor?

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