I can’t help but to
think back to one

of my last in-person classes.

We closed our eyes and
imagined what it would be like
to run towards our goals

like a wild animal.
Looking back at what
I wrote then

makes it so clear to me
just how different 
the world felt to me

even just a few months ago.
If I were to sit down
and repeat that same exercise,

I can’t help but wonder
if my steps would be
wild and desperate

or weary and tired
with the weight
of the ignorance of others.