We are all new people

trying our best

driven by visions

recording videos with our eyes
that playback differently each time

slowly disintegrating

just waiting for something to happen
just something waiting to happen

in that awkward stage between
being born and passing away

happy birthday
rest in peace

keep digging until the dig becomes a climb
keep listening until the noise becomes a silence
keep questioning until the questions become a knowing

all of our stories
perfectly unfolding

death in every goodbye

Looking back

every mistake made me
every dream pulled me
every illusion fooled me,
if only momentarily

warily I walked from mirror to mirror
for another look at my own face

desperately sought what was wanted
until it was not

latched onto moving trains
forgot where I wanted to go

remembered then

headfirst I wandered
into the unknown

"

It feels as though I make my way
through massive rock
like a vein of ore
alone, encased.

I am so deep inside it
I can’t see the path or any distance:
everything is close
and everything closing in on me
has turned to stone.

Since I still don’t know enough about pain,
this terrible darkness makes me small.
If it’s you, though—

press down hard on me, break in
that I may know the weight of your hand,
and you, the fullness of my cry.

"
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Memories steeped in metaphor

and oozing with allegory

symbolic events
foreshadowing now

I rest upon the essence
of the unknown

a wretched questioning
turns why and how
into suffering

I’m awaiting potential
while potential awaits

another choice I never got to make

another sensation ever left for me to placate

as I circle insecurity
like a vulturous drone

forever together
yet always alone

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