A month of poems: Day 12

April 1 is the start of National Poetry Month.  Since 1996, this literary celebration honors the significance of poetry in world culture, according to poets.org.  Each school day this month, the King Street Chronicle will publish one poem to recognize this month-long commemoration of poetry.

“I don’t want to be lucky” Courtesy of Angélique Wheeler ’22

I don’t want to be lucky
by Angélique Wheeler ’22


It’s not fun being thankful that things aren’t worse

constantly telling yourself that this is normal

get used to it

deal with it

be better: 

be kinder, be smarter, be more—

your problem

much smaller than other people’s

But—it’s not about the size of the burden

it’s about the size of the burden for the person

and how long they’ve been carrying it

pain is pain.

Featured Image by Lé-Anne Johnson ’21