Gina Chavez

By Jessica Marie King

@Listen to yourself: worried about all these little things: that don’t mean anything: where’s your head these days little girl: petting the dog: bare feet: life’s not so simple anymore: control, discipline, ambition: these are the golden collared things at your feet: find your direction: don’t lose your ambition: dreams: see, it’s what you believe: inside the dance: move your hips, your feet will follow your legs: take care not to move too slow: keep the beat: forget the pressure; forget the climb: time to use your heart to find the things your eyes can’t see: no hurry to get home quick: Mom will leave the light on for me: if I get home first, I’ll turn it on for you: keep your head straight: clench your fist wide open palms up: drop the worries and keep moving on –

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