Out of Place

I’ve been wanting to get away to

some time some place

far removed from the present moment

to know

the thrill of adventure

once more

I feel outside of myself

undervalued

a dredge on the outer edges of proper society

I know what I don’t know and

what I don’t know far outweighs what I do

I’m stuck on a trick ladder which compresses each rung I ascend

leaving me set in place and

oddly enough

oft times lower

performing menial tasks for those I will never know

alienated in my domestic state

each year breeds new anxieties which pushes me further

towards the looming edge

maybe I’m a a malformed cog

in the machinery of society

not fitting

yet innocuous enough that the others have no trouble

grinding past me

Mitchell Chmielewski

I currently reside in Indiana where I am taking classes through Penn State University to complete my Bachelors in Finance and work for a non-profit clinic. I was always passionate about reading and writing and I intend to use this blog to hone my craft and to entertain others. Please feel free to reach out and provide feedback or to discuss my work.

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