Plan: We

May 19, 2023

We hit a groove

placing the 1s and 2s:

Your systematic thinking

and my drastic change of mind.

You persist forward.

I give up hope and fall behind.

I’ll never get it like you do.

And then you hit a wall.

I flip to the back to find the mistake,

see where we got lost along the way.

You say it’s cheating.

I think it’s worth not repeating.

Then that look in your eyes

when you come to realize

you solved the puzzle!

I set my ego aside.


Being along for the ride

is the prize.


Kailani Norwell has a big mouth, a big heart, a big brain (metaphorically speaking), a big fucking ego, and an even bigger take on everything and anything. She has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge–to learn all that she can–and for personal development. While she dreams larger than life and encourages others to follow what puts sparks in their eyes, she typically plays incredibly small. She has indebted herself for America’s most expensive therapist–a bachelor’s and master’s degree in clinical psychology. Writing is her passion. It’s what ignites her soul. It is her most sincere form of expression. She doesn’t think she’s to write the next great American novel, but she’s to write something.

Featured image by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash