Prince Charming and a castle with
spiral staircases, long nights beneath
the stars with best friends,
a college campus in the perfect college town,
all of these details the substance of the future you imagined
yourself into so many years ago?
This sprawling college campus of dreams
is now reality, filled with hundreds of
potential Prince Charmings, laden with many
gothic and cobblestoned castles. And in these dreams,
the best friends you lay beneath the stars with
sit squished up together in your dorm room,
laughing and smiling and too good to be true.
This future is not quite here yet but you’re
getting a peek into it, now and then.
You remember childhood dreams of going to college,
and now you’re almost gone, you remember wishing it would come,
and now it’s coming, you remember wondering where you belong,
and now you’re belonging,
but what you don’t remember
is realizing that you can thrive not just here,
but there, and there, and anywhere.
There is more than one Prince Charming,
there are more than these best friends,
there is a campus different than this but yet
that you can feel yourself at home on.
Home is not just a dream you grew up in .
Home is any dream you choose to belong to,
and remember, that is more than enough of
a future to be happy in.