I feel like I’m drowning
In a sea of people,
Whose thoughts and ideas
I’m just one person
With thoughts and ideas that seem far too alien, too simplistic.
Thoughts and ideas that
pale in comparison to the
apparent grandeur of others.
I shift my train of thoughts to theirs,
All the while looking back and wondering if
I should have taken the other track.
I’m questioning my own identity and beliefs,
My thoughts, ideas, dreams, hopes, and ambitions.
Am I wrong for thinking different
When so many others think the same?
I’m just a single entity
In a sea of so many.
If I spoke up, would they hear me?
Would they listen?