Speed limit: 75
Birth, fresh air, learn to breathe
Talk, walk, swim and dive
Rushing through childhood
Leaving blanket forts and legos behind
Fell down a mountain; ride waves with seals
Went on a roll are coaster: caught a fish without rod or reel
Speed limit: 60
Something changing. What happening?
That girls not icky, she’s pretty
I’ve betrayed the little rascals!
While trying to understand how to divide fractions
Now I’m taller, clumsy and terrible at basketball
The basketball things isn’t new but puberty is unfair to us all
Speed limit: 45
I asked 5 girls to homecoming
5 no’s I thought I was supposed to thrive
High school is supposed to be the good day
All I have is a social maze
And I have no map and I’m a freshman
I even asked them to go just as friends in my desperation
Okay one more time maybe she will say yes
You could say I’m a ladies man I guess.
Speed limit: 20
Is this real? I’m graduating?
Real life is coming? Already?
Are you sure this is a good idea?
Yeah I’ll be the best thing to happen to a college dorm since ikea
I can conquer the world nothing can stop me
Just keep an eye on me you’ll see
Speed Limit: 10
Finals. Finals stopped me
They stop me often
Never mind having to work and study
I thought college was fun but It’s left me tearful and bloody
Go to college they said, experience things
What did they mean? $500 textbooks and binders of 3 rings?
Why am I here?
Speed limit: 0
She sat outside the cafe
Smiling, giving me vertigo
Brown eyes, brown curly hair with blond highlights
What’s her name again?
I think it started with an N
The world froze in the moment
This would be a transformational omen
Speed Limit: 200
Life with her is faster than anything before
Like I slammed the gas pedal to the floor
Got married, had a child, bought a house: happiness overflowing
And all I want is some how slow down and take it all in.