Open the closet door
Clarissa Ramos, a high school student still finding her place in the world, gives us a glimpse into her world through her meaningful poetry.
Trying to be proud
But it is hard to be proud when you’re still hiding
I don’t want to hide anymore
I want to be proud
I want to stop hiding
Why can’t I just come out?
Or better yet,
Why can’t I be out already?
I know I am safe and yet I’m still anxious
“I know I am safe and yet I'm still anxious”
Anxiety has a hold on me and I want it to stop
I feel like I’m lying, to myself and others
All I want is to stop hiding
I want to be out and proud
I’m here and I’m queer but no one knows it
All I want is to open the closet door
Don’t want to hide anymore