252 | the things you can have

idealistic realist

Based on You Can’t Have It All by Barbara Ras

You can’t have it all

But you can grasp that pencil between your fingers
and write poetry about the things you can have

You can have the words you could never tell anyone
at least not out loud

You can’t have it all

But you can have friends who are more like family
who will believe you can jump higher than you think you can

You can’t have it all

But you can sing out loud even if they tell you not to
even when you sound terrible to everyone else
I will want to hear you sing

You can’t have it all

But you can always try
and I know you’ll always try to do everything
You can have the power to ask
You can have the capability to make everyone
want to hear what you have to say

You…

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