Katenewell

United Kingdom

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"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."- Sylvia Plath

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Writing Streak Week 4, day 5

August 7, 2020

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Belonging is a claim, 
sometimes forced, 
like family blood.
Sometimes chosen.
Like trust.  

Belonging,
searching for our place in the world,
scouring the earth for 
purpose. 

We become so fixated. 
Where do I belong?
We forget where we are 
accepted. 

The shy kid you turn to 
when everyone else is partnered, 
the phone number you ring
when alcohol brings tears and you've
just got to leave, 
and the teacher
who's doors are always open.

All devoid of judgement.
We have no claims to these, 
yet we are accepted regardless.  

Those homes of acceptance 
may just rival the 
house of belonging. 

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2 Comments
  • Katenewell

    Thanks so much, it really means the world :)


    7 months ago
  • TessaYoung

    I love this. It feels so true, and the writing is beautiful. thank you for publishing this!


    7 months ago