There is only so long that you can take in
before you must put out
Only so long that you can study
and take notes
before you must let it all out,
a test isn’t good enough,
no, not at all.
Only so long that you can learn about life
before you must go out and live it.
I can only learn about the “Theories of Intelligence” for so long
before I must go and use my intelligence.
I can only learn about encryption of data for so long
before I must go and make something worth encrypting.
I can only learn about position, velocity, and acceleration for so long
before I must go and make my own motion in the world.
I can only use my “analytical/academic intelligence” for so long
before I must go and use my “creative intelligence”.
I love you, my AP classes
but during midterms
(rather more, anytime)
I need to make something
to have the input and learning seem worth it.
I need to exhale after weeks of inhaling.
the Law of Universal Gravitation
the Vigenère cipher
the double approach-avoidance conflict.
I just exhaled this poem,
in a heaving, heavy, ugly breath
because I have been running a race
and the finish line is midterms.
Life should be like breathing,
not all inhaling
and not all exhaling
but a balance.
I feel like I can breath again