My Comfort Zone

A restricted ring,

Illuminated, trapping me.

I choose to break free,

A new adventure begins.


Petrifying. Always. Bizarre and peculiar.

I want to leap back to my restrictions,

There’s my comfort.

Two steps forward, one step back.


I kept trudging,

I conquered my adventure.

An unrestricted ring,

Illuminated, trapping me.


Author’s profile: Ananya Khadye is an 11th grader from Chaturbhuj Narsee School and an aspiring poet. her poems have been published in several anthologies and are also featured on her website. you’ll know more about her from reading her poems than any author bio would tell you.