50th Graduate


50th Graduate

by Marliah Johnson
Yokota High School

As the 50th,

a senior of Yokota High School

Graduation came much like a surprise party

to celebrate my progress here, how far I had come

and many students who came with, and before me


When in the 9th

I would sigh and roll my eyes

the four years ahead seemed so far

piles of work, of lessons, of understanding myself

could not imagine it, could not fathom it would be over



Now in the 12th

the days blend, time passes without notice

May 25th, a date circled in red, in advance, still surprises me

the party was planned, yet graduation had still come so fast to me

with little time to process, there’s a diploma in hand









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