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Written by Josette Celeste

“I did” -Josette Celeste

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I did it, old you.

You were right, you know. You weren’t for me and you only brought me down.

I have so many things to say, old you.

But who you were changed, and I watched you drown.

You stayed behind, refused to grow, and now I can’t share with you all the joys, adventures, and knowledge bestowed.

I did it, old you—new you said I was stupid and naive—But I found my respite, and I rest in my reprieve.

I did it, old you.

I bounced along with no plan or course of action and was lost over and over again.

But I made it here through the weeds and through the sandy oblivion.

I did it, old you. I wish I could send you a postcard to the past. Goodbye, old you.

Sleep well, good friend. Perhaps when this life is over, your flame will fire again.

Josette Celeste is an American poet and adventurer sharing her original poetry on The Table Read. Her latest poem is I Did.

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