I do not understand the society that we live in.

There is so much expected of us constantly.
It’s like I have a plan for my life that was written for me
I am encouraged to follow my heart
And when I do
The world screams
“Well not like this!”
I am exhausted
I am confused
I am yearning for a self to call my own
In this place that
Takes and takes and takes
If you are listening,
Leave me alone.