Interspersed

School is
Interspersed
Between nightmares and dreams
Between novelty and habituity
Between flashes of inspiration and stretches of discouragement mixed
With
Regret, excitement
Joy, frustration
Moments
Friends, teachers, mentors, lovers, acquaintances, connections
You
Should maintain, must maintain, grudgingly maintain
Occasionally toss away because you
Want
Something better, everybody does
The reason most people come
To
Maintain status
Get ahead of the game
Find a spouse?
Land a job
Retire at some point because their parents, mentors, leaders
Swear
It’s all worth it
Worth the trouble
All the toil and strife
The sleepless nights
Grappling with problems that never seem to end
They never do

Sooyoung Lee, BYU '21, is a neuroscience major, sociology minor, and plans to go into clinical psychology. She is committed to providing mental health resources to more diverse groups of people. Sooyoung is a fan of independent bookstores, dungeons and dragons, and bad advice podcasts.