The Poetry Snapshot: Instructions for Life

Manuals to assemble furniture.
Guides to care for pets.
Directions to wash your clothes.
Recipes to cook your food.

Unlike everything else,
your life does not come with instructions.
No singular timeline to follow,
or theme on Instagram to match.

Easy enough, your life is yours to live.

But it’s easy to get lost in freedom
Decisions become spiraling voids,
and you become stuck at every fork in the road.

But you have to accept that there’s no perfect journey.
That’s when you begin to enjoy your own energy.

   Anderson Lake, WA © Neha Allathur Photography


Student studying Business and minoring in the School of Social Work. Passionate about documenting the world around us--the environment, the culture, and the people--through photography and poetry!

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