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The Vast Barren Wasteland of Adulthood

We all wind up there eventually
whether we want to be there or not,
spewed out onto that vast, rolling plain
in some bare, uninviting spot,
with no paths to follow or signposts to read
you must choose your own heading and go,
trudging on at a pace that is somehow
alarmingly fast and yet painfully slow.

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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.

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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.