Clicheby Alexis Garcia
For as long as I could remember
I always imagined what I could be
Maybe a better, more stable version of me?
But it never crossed my mind
That there would be a chance
I could become a cliche
A timeless trope
The one to make constant excuses
For someone’s awful behavior
Who assigned me this part?
The one who runs from the truth
That is so difficult to stomach
That I’d rather live a facade
The one who blames herself
Instead of the other person
For how things have transpired
I never thought I’d see the day
When I would become a cliche
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Alexis Garcia is a queer Hispanic writer from New York, NY. She graduated from Manhattanville College in 2017, where she studied Creative Writing and Criminal Law. Currently, she works as a paralegal at a personal injury law firm. A few of her poems have been published in the anthologies UNITED: Volume RED and UNITED: Volume HONEY with Beautiful Minds Unite LLC and Upon Arrival: Threshold with Eber & Wein Publishing. She has had more of her poems accepted for publication in Ariel Chart, Third Estate Art, Door is a Jar, Mixed Mag, Air/Light, along with other literary magazines.