“It’s not like it used to be… you can’t mess around anymore.” You just can’t.

People expect you to be mature now.
You can’t be the little kid you once were.
It’s January 24th 2022, you’re 14 years old.
You are expected to be mature.
Quarantine was 2 years ago.
It’s hard to imagine you were only in 6th grade.
Minds so full of your imagination and ideas.
Now it’s old and dry.
Day by day I realize that I can never go back.
The memories I used to cherish are gone.
In a mix of grey and white fuzz.
Those days are gone.
You can’t mess around anymore.