What is the teenage dream? Is it roaming street lit cities, with nothing but cell service and beat up doc martens endless adventures with old friends as nostalgic as the smell of crayola paint Or is it racing hearts when he finally reaches her skin tight jeans If anything it sounds like a fever dream Forbidden drinks stinging the backs of virgin throats Girls with butterfly printed crop tops And bodies closer to you than your own sober thoughts Where a game of spin the bottle could be the night’s make or break And even though 1 in 4 teenagers have stds Whose lips one’s will land on seems to be the most out spoken risk Relief coursing through your body the moment you see your friends As quickly and powerfully as the smoke that fills up baby soft lungs THC so strong it turns you into a character, with no repercussions besides the morning after Each red solo cup sparks curiosity wondering what concoction could be in each one No wonder why they call it liquid courage Substances you could chug down in case you didn't have any courage of your own And in these situations, there was somehow always more to go around Especially in the hands of someone drinking away their problems about a life that is only just seeing the light of day. Where the most complex relationships of your life are designed Through the written limit of 114 characters While words dry up on your tongue when you actually see them and not their username A time when love is such a necessity in order not to fall behind And as quick as love may come, it always seems to leave faster Pets names as common as saying “you are the love of my life” Because we’ve been taught that these years are our glory days And From a young age being taught to make memories Because what else would we look back on when the only thing our lives have become is fleeting Our first moments are everything, first kiss, first party Maybe because these moments and the people we share it with Will forever be engraved in each of us Because when your fifteen and someone tells you they love you You’re going to believe them
Hi! My name is Nixi Waleska Fuentes and I am currently sixteen years old and go to High Tech High School in New Jersey. I create art, write poetry, and am interested in being able to connect with others in a more creative way than considered normal.