The invisible potential equation

Sometimes people are disappointed in you because you had so much potential in their eyes and you haven’t lived up to it – yet.  They’ve written you off but they don’t know you, they don’t know that you’re always trying and striving. And who are they to judge? It’s not their life.

Or worse they already made up their minds about you. They never thought you were going to get anywhere they thought significant.

With some friends and acquaintances, I feel this silent judgement, this invisible equation being formulated. But they don’t know what I do, they don’t know that I try every day in some way. That I create, that I’m shouting at the void.

Mark says — “There’s an unfair emphasis on “making it” when you’re young. Why do you have to make it when you’re young? You make it when you make it.”

What’s making it anyway? Even people who people think have made it don’t feel like they’ve made it. It’s an ongoing hustle.

About Andrea

Andrea DeAngelis is at times a poet, writer, shutterbug and musician living in New York City. Her writing has recently appeared in Timeless Tales Magazine, Umbrella Factory and Niteblade. ( Andrea also sings and plays guitar in the indie rock band MAKAR ( who are in the midst of recording their third album, Fancy Hercules.
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