72 Weeks

Karsyn Capps

72 weeks. 72 weeks until I turn 18.

72 weeks to get my life together.

I’ll move on, move out, and start

my life as an adult.

I don’t know where I’ll go to college,

where I’ll live or work.

My parents tell me they’re proud,

that I’ll do great.

But what if I don’t?

What if I fail them and myself?

I will try to be optimistic, but

what will I do when it’s my turn

to make all the decisions?

Will I make the right ones?

I don’t know.

I will do my best.

in 72 weeks I will begin adulthood.