A Brave Journey Towards Autonomy

By Adeyemi Senior

The world is two sides right now.

It’s like a raging river flowing right next to a quiet stream.

It is tug of war and I am the rope.

Both sides are pulling on me, trying to get me on their side.

What if I look into their river and don't see myself?

Then turn around to their stream and I see no reflection.

I only see a human I have never known. So, I go on bravely unto a new path until I recognize something.

Something I have been craving and working for my whole life.

The courage to be autonomous.