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How did I get here?

How did I get here?
I was an awkward teen just a moment ago
who wouldn’t say boo to a goose,
then somewhere along the line
the moment became half my lifetime,
the girl who spoke to no one for years
built her life around communication,
daring to say much more than boo
to creatures far more intimidating than geese.



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Lauren Phillips-Freeman

Lauren Phillips-Freeman


Lauren Phillips-Freeman is a language teacher and writer with a love of words in all their forms. She uses writing to help her process her own tangled emotions.