everywhere we go,
from school to a 9-5,
we can never escape:
The Cool Kids
no matter the age,
you know them when you see them.
they get the most dap,
invited to all the events,
have the most social clout,
and everyone is up under them.
did you really think this would end in high school?
you thought wrong…
the cool kids are everywhere.
if you aren’t part of the “clique”,
you can feel very left out.
as childish as it seems,
everyone wants to feel like they belong somewhere.
the cool kids belong everywhere since they know everyone.
those on the outside want to feel like they have a seat at the cool kid’s table.
when you aren’t personally invited in,
it can feel like the loneliest place on earth.
i’ve never been one of the cool kids.
i tried and learned the hard way.
my first crush was one of the cool kids to witness that disaster.
this is why we don’t speak now.
someone told me that i’ve been trying to make a “family” at my job.
as the days go on,
but i’m slowly realizing i don’t fit in with them there.
the folks at my job love what i brought to the table,
but i’ve noticed they don’t invite me to anything outside of that.
a cool kid that i speak and joke with on the daily had a huge party over the weekend.
jamari fox was left off the invite list.
the other cool kids all got requested to do a taped segment.
again: i was left off of even being considered.
my journey has shown me that i’ll always be the underdog and antihero.
i work better when i’m second guessed and neglected.
i usually know the cool kids,
but i keep my distance from that crowd.
i actually enjoy being a mystery to them.
i also enjoy when i’m fuckin’ a cool kid on the low too.
something about it turns me on real heavy.
so i’m putting an end to the recent neediness of wanting to “fit in”.
my tribe is within the foxhole and my own friends.
we are the true cool kids anyway.