Humans Are Stories
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Humans Are Stories

Alarming Requests

a poem

BEEP BEEP BEEP
you words harsh
as an alarm signifying
5 am; not even the rise
of the sun. you prompt
for my next steps, as if you
dictate who I can be.

BEEP BEEP BEEP
your words demand,
imperative, exclamation
mark forest of urgency
DO IT NOW…

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Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Filling in the cracks on conflicting self improvement advice and translating how these can work for a more diverse audience ✨ Icon by: @jkbarts #WEOC writer.