Neither and both

I am not a child,

I am not an adult.

I am, however, both.

A child, innocent and naive.

An adult, responsible and mature.

But I am trapped,

right in between, 

in a place where I am neither and both,

a child and an adult.

I am a child, 

told what to do and how to be.

I am an adult,

expected to know what is best for me.

But I am neither,

child nor adult,

as I don't listen to what I'm told,

and I don't know what is best for me.

And for now, that is fine,

since I am only a child,

and not yet an adult.

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741