i want to be where i see everyone else go.

Alayna Doyal
1 min readJun 16, 2021

a poem about taking your time. we’re all on our own paths.

Photo by Thomas Bormans on Unsplash

i want to be where i see everyone else go.

i’m taking leaps to get there but

there are hurdles that i must

overcome first.

but i don’t mean hurdles in the sense

of obstacles that make me stronger.

i’m talking tree stumps that act as

benchmarks on my path to

becoming softer.

i suppose it’s more suitable

to refer to what i’m doing

as reverting rather than


because i became unrecognizable

in the game called survival

where blending in kept me safer

than standing out.

others appear to be evolving

while i’m sitting here undoing

all that was projected

onto me.

but if you feel similarly

allow me to remind you that timing is everything

and you’ll get to where you’re supposed to be

when the clock chimes and the stars align.

Alayna Doyal

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