United States
33° 17' 48.5916" N, 82° 3' 45.018" W

Expected to act like an adult,
but treated like a child
Expected to make mistakes,
but never fail.
Expected to be confident,
but in silence.
Expected to be happy,
but focused.
Expected to go to a college,
but can't afford it.
Expected to have a job
in the midst of unemployment.
Expected to be ready for the world
that everyone keeps telling them
they're not ready for.


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