more from two years ago

You glitter with light
So fancy from a distance
Yet covered in grime

Present me a wall
Watch me climb and conquer it
I defy limits

The presence of all these mats
Unused and ignored

I can see you now
Floundering through everything
Under the same lights

From sunshine yellow
To a fluffy skeleton
So we pass through life

There is no dinner
Swift shower and microwave
Praying for weekend

I keep on walking
Though my path may twist and turn
At least it is mine

Here we go again
Breathe calm, stay steady, focus
And pull the trigger

I want this moment
Tangible, alive and real
From book fantasy

Such a cheery sight
Watermelon triangle
Cannot wait to bite

Can you see the tears
What if I smile like this
Crazy to distract

Little things matter
More than all the grand phrases
Make me remember

You want to see it
I’m afraid of losing it
Sparkly compromise

My head is aching
My bones are yearning for rest
I need to get home

Pop this in your mouth
Emotions are invalid
Sit still and be good

Right in my pocket
Is a night sky full of stars
And it’s all for you

You don’t believe me
I’m ruthless but I’m honest
You wouldn’t listen

Surveying the land
Chaos tumbles from boxes
With music pulsing

Moments are timeless
Wrapped around random objects
Kept out of the way

Everything happens
Regardless of what you do
So find life’s beauty

You thaw out my heart
But then a new storm rolls in
Part of me shatters

You should fear springtime
For it will change everything
Just wait, you will see

This taste transports me
One afternoon in sunshine
When I learned to knit

Vibrant and alive
Caressing, dancing against
A pot of noodles

i dropped you too fast
into a boiling tempest
look how it scarred you

I just want to sleep
Float away to my dream world
With balloons and stars

They plan my future
Full of opportunity
Hope I can keep up

I don’t know what’s next
The best path for me or you
So I keep stirring

I seem to sit here
Letting your crazy rain down
It doesn’t touch me

Some tidal colors
Swirled together by bamboo
Making new fancies

Like a sandy beach
Being eroded by waves
Goodbye peace of mind

Time to flex my brain
Wrap it around new info
Absorbing knowledge

Sometimes in this world
You are given two options
Decide: do you dare?

Take a normal day
And spritz it with rosewater
Waltz on through the world

We depend on words
To lift us from our bodies
To set our souls free

Just sitting around
We hurried up, now we wait
Playing on our phones

No matter the mess
The hellfire that you face
You can still shine bright

Pretty can be found
During the bleakest winter
If you search for it

And I found myself
Clambering through the woodline
On an adventure

I hope that you grow
In your new pot and soil
You can change the world

Even when you fall
And shatter across the floor
The light still sparkles

Simple but sweet gift
Strung together with such care
To brighten your day

I take each moment
And embrace every second
Even bitter cold

When light hits just right
It transforms ordinary
Into majestic

This fire, it burns
Not for you or me or us
The flames are for them

Obey every word
Sit still, be quiet, don’t touch
Like porcelain dolls

Lurks deep within all of us
You must set it free

I was so hopeful
When I first saw your bare roots
For transformation

Take advantage now
Take care of yourself, learn things
Winter is coming

tiny little fluff
freed from its plastic wrapper
escape to the world

A colorful mess
Being carefully shuffled
Brought back together

Enjoying right now
After all preparation
Before sweat and mud

I go somewhere new
Toward something unexpected
Rounding dark corners

I am swept along
By an unyielding current
Enjoying the view

Sitting safe inside
Though the wind howls and cries
You are here with me

Take this time right now
Secure all important things
Before they are gone

Enjoying the warmth
Before it is turned to ash
And then blown away

Always defiant
Ignoring laws of nature
Constantly fighting

Opinions differ
But our hearts run on the same
Fueled with hope and love

I know you see me
Surely you can realize
We both struggle here

The more you make noise
I dream of better places
Where you are absent

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