Heavy Boxes

She worked her whole life

following a list

checking off boxes

too heavy to lift

She studied for grades

for she had always been told

the system defines you

she lived in its hold

After school she would work

and after work she didn’t know

but her youth would be gone

and she’d still feel hollow

She would follow the plan

for it was the most practical way

and when asked why she did it

she had nothing to say

Society lauded her life

calling it a success

but despite having ticked all the boxes

she somehow felt less



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