“Class of 2021” by Cheryl Aguirre

The cap that was never worn,
The stage that was never walked,
The black robe on the hook,
Collecting dust in the closet.

An endless spring break,
A receding hairline,
A belt that no longer fits.

They turn their faces up
In the shower in the heat
And imagine it is rain.

Cheryl Aguirre is a queer biracial poet based in Austin, Texas. You can find their previously published work in Ghost City Press, decomp, and the whorticulturalist. You can follow them at @drowsy_orchid on Instagram and @Wheat_Mistress on Twitter. 

Image: “Theresa” by Victoria Johnston

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