Trapped in a chaotically toxic house,
she stayed in her room to avoid the fights,
tired and sad, stuck like glue on the couch,
so she went outside while there was still light,
How quickly the time passed while she was out,
seemingly unrealistic to her,
free of every little bit of her doubt,
a place to go to then get reassured.
A sense of freedom overcame her soul,
bravery and confidence running strong,
escaping from their mind games was her goal,
the goal that took her all fourteen years long.
Like a felon cutting off their anklet,
her new escape from feeling so anxious.
Serenity Oates is a cadet who has been here slightly under one year. She loves passing time with friends. She is at NMMI to do the dual-degree program and finish out high school with an associate of science.