The number does not change,
it never changes
No, all they can see is that number.
The number that distinguishes me from other applicants.
The number that determines
whether or not I can succeed in college.
But that number is not me.
I am a spark.
A spark that, when ignited- will turn into a blazing flame
Big, bright, and beautiful
If only that number didn’t strap me down.
If only they could see that, when
Free from that number
I immerse myself in my passions.
And I succeed
is to assist patients as they come to the hospital
to softly soothe a newborn baby as it cries,
to wipe tears from a hurting child’s eyes.
-regardless of that number-
is to be a nurse.