adulting

 

being an adult is eating chips for breakfast

licking the salt off your fingers

 

being an adult is making your own coffee

buying it every day adds up

 

being an adult is throwing away old shoes

that squished your littlest toes pink

 

being an adult is getting out of bed

when the alarm rings for the fourth time

 

being an adult is doing laundry regularly

swimsuit bottoms are not back ups

 

being an adult is choosing groceries

instead of shoes with your last dollars

 

being an adult is owning a checkbook

for monthly nuisances

 

being an adult is missing home

calling your parents to tell them

 

being an adult is keeping composure 

even when you’re screaming inside

 

being an adult is taking care of yourself

letting others help