Outracing Destiny: Heather Carr

No matter how we live
we may never outlive
our stereotype she told me
cutting bone
shattering
leaving me fallen
but not one of the fallen
I did not know them well
though well enough to know
they were gone
one of my kind
not statistic or number
so I attempt to outrun fate
untangle a prophecy
outlive my stereotype
but will I only be another society’s child?