Enroute To Myself
by Brittany Barker
This departure calls for no baggage. Where I’m headed, I need my hands empty, new things to dig, reaping blessings too big. I can’t promise that I’ll be back. I’ll be somewhere forward, ahead of myself, enroute to my own becoming. Take what you need from the old me. Left so much of her behind, there is excess. I, too, couldn’t say goodbye, but life doesn’t always grant closure, doesn’t owe you what you once had. So let go, wont you? Press your feet in some soil, won’t you? Get grounded in the future you dreamt.
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Brittany Barker is an educator, poet and the creative director of Creative Soul House. She’s served in education for 8 years, as a humanities instructor, curriculum designer and a Dean of Programs where she spearheaded schoolwide youth and adult-development initiatives for enrichment and socio-emotional learning. Brittany has been recognized by the Walton Foundation for her leadership in transformative arts education and currently curates holistic and social-justice experiences for schools and organizations in local NY communities.