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I tried to cultivate a garden
When my world was burning.
The metaphor is simple:
I was working with no purpose.

© Matthew Harlovic
Ebb and flow, stepping stones
Learning how to "let it go"
All a part of how we grow
The feeling is incredible
Once you finally let it in
It becomes your medicine
A daily dose of hanging loose
Is something that I recommend

Used to be a pessimist
And my own nemesis
I know it sounds repetitive
But I focused on the negatives
Now when I reminisce
I think what was the benefit?
Well the answer is darkness
Comes before the exodus

© Matthew Harlovic
I’m tryna move on I’m tryna let go
but all I’m feeling is I’m better off left alone
I always set the tone for I’m set to explode
It goes, 3, 2, 1 of my episodes

© Matthew Harlovic
Matthew Harlovic Sep 2019
You profess to value all life
so you don't strike to ****
You hype the truth, and
gorge on the fear you instill

© Matthew Harlovic
Matthew Harlovic Aug 2019
People are like plants, they need care to live
to survive diseases and die peacefully.
We are looking for someone who will give
us the chance to be treated equally.

© Matthew Harlovic
Matthew Harlovic Aug 2019
the pervasiveness of this type of grief
is hard to comprehend: it's debilitating.
it's the first thing you think about when you wake up,
and it eats at you at varying levels of pain, and anger,
and sadness throughout the day.

onto year two.
jimmy i miss you.

© Matthew Harlovic
Matthew Harlovic Jul 2019
Ocean girl.
Bleach my bones.
Make 'em look like pearls.

© Matthew Harlovic
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