The Poetry Shed

A Space for Writers
One Year Later

Dear Aaron

Dear Aaron,

This year was one of the most decisive ones of your short but now very rapidly lengthening life. I cannot even express to you how proud I am of you for making it this far. I never thought I would be in the position I am today, you have so much to look forward to. I know that you thought the world was ending and I know it really did feel like that, but man, the summer you are about to have is going to be one of the best of your life. You’ll find a job and possible career that you had never even considered. You’ll get a large amount of tattoos and still want more, you’ll fall in love and here’s a hint; its going to go as well as the other ones but this time ending it will be easier. You’ll absolutely bomb an internship (don’t worry you passed) and you’ll definitely end up watching a lot of Hitchcock films. You’ll briefly be in the very best shape of your life but per usual it gets cold and rainy and you might end up sleeping in a few times. You don’t know it yet but you’ll end up being a decent poet and whimsically buy a moped with your roommates. You won’t be able to hug everyone you want at graduation but I promise you it’ll still feel good. Your Dad is still the same but he’s getting older and he thinks your pretty good at tennis. Speaking of Tennis you’ll get a few wins but Salve Tennis will go without a win for a fourth straight year and that’s going to suck but hey, at least you had fun. You’ll have the most amount of friends and the biggest support group you’ve ever had. Things will start to feel weird and sad towards the end of the year but I’m pretty sure that’s normal. You’ll get vaccinated and heartbroken and really find out who you are just a little more. I am proud of you and I love you. Nice job, Aaron.

Best of luck in the real world,

Aaron