“Have you ever played Go Fish?”
I might get expelled, so the school sets me up with a counselor to play games. What a joke.
My older brother never made it to graduation, leaving me to take care of our little sisters. Now I’m supposed to study, go to class… and sit here playing a kid’s game. Right.
But we played. For two years we met once a week to play cards and talk. I don’t know when it happened, but at some point I realized that it was my decision to continue seeing my counselor… just like it was my choice to go to school or skip class. I am in control of my own future. I’m set to graduate in June.
Regardless of the hand I was dealt, I’m on a new path now. My own path.
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