May 24th, 2020

Yesterday, I did not complain about the location of my apartment complex.

I did not complain about the loud cars outside my busy window, blazing by boasting their horse power and dressed in their brilliant, glossy pant.

Suddenly, I missed the bombastic music echoing the streets—

the tunes that used to make my heart leap to my feet, never skipping a beat.

Yesterday, I did not complain about my apartment complex.

There was peace, quiet, a quiescent landscape which felt……. lonely, secluded, deluded by the virus that has left so many of us wounded.

I am learning to cherish the silence and when my busy street comes back to life, I will be the first to open my window and sing a song of sincere excitement.

The silence has taught me that we have so much to be grateful for.

XoXo. Angela.

Published by Angela Prendergast

Angela Prendergast is a 24-year-old sister, daughter, friend, lover of writing and recent college graduate. She studied English Education at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her four years of college, she fell in love with the art of writing and the power of words. As a way to express her powerful emotions, she began privately writing prose poems in her writer's notebook. After gaining confidence and realizing that her thoughts could help others, she decided to publish her poems in a collection. In her completed book, her poems provide young adults with relatable themes in a world, categorized by highs and lows, that is constantly changing.

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