“I didn’t want to crush my dreams.”
Tiny odes to high school memories.
“Prom who? I don’t know her.”
Senior prom and not-so-lazy summer breaks.
The end of harsh self-criticism, first ever prom, and kindness above all.
Missing cash, allergies, and environmentally sound prom.
Hating less, prom, and creating more.
On maybe needing “2 Phones.” And the parts of prom that hurt.
Sleeplessness due to prom and finals.
Celebrate graduation however you like.
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