The Quarter Life Crisis

“The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?” – Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

The Quarter Life Crisis

My best friend has cancer
and my co-worker’s mum
is struggling to accept
that he is gay

and though I know
it’s an insult to them
that a young first-worlder
should feel this way

morning after morning
I just feel blue
because the room seems quiet
or the sky is grey.