I’m thirsty For a Life that throws obstacles at me. When I shall dig out the courage To dodge and conquer them In the name of progress, For some kind of benevolence That I’m not quite sure of yet.
I propel forwards Only for my eyes to meet, For my nose to graze-A ladder Appears Frozen Between me and my next step.
Who I Am
Who I need to be.
Up and down I go, Over the edge, My feet barely touch the groun d.When a phantom wheelbarrow Careers it’s way into the back Of my knees. And I must fight gravity - Jump up and out the side!
Oh, but Scrambling In this way Both thrills and stilts; Exhausts the very foundations Mighty seeds of ambition were sown on, Till there are no nutrients left In the body For a common **** Even to bloom Just T...i..r...e...d End-less-ly Tir - - - ed . .
I rest here for a while It gives me time To really look around. The man to my right Just runs around the same 400m track Every day. Every month, Into years. He seems happy But he doesn’t seem to really go anywhere New
Curiosity and discovery May lead to misery Beckon the shadowy places To spread like cancer inside of me And scoop hope Like a melon baller Out of my cavities. But the man to the right of me Never knows.
So I tell myself Maybe he doesn’t have the capacity; Does that mean That he does not feast on the senses Of each fruitful experience As I ? Dissecting every moment Searching for beauty and cruelty That I might consume its knowledge And be led somewhere Higher up To a room brimming With sisters and brothers And as I open the gold embossed doors Solid Oak I will rejoice Because I have found my people And we will fight The good fight Together.
I watched unprepared as my candle went out The light is now gone No more shadows or doubt I am lost as the darkness sets in It's nest is made quickly As it moves from within Maybe if I had bought more matches or a lighter that works She wouldn't be here to linger exposing my quirks. I search for days but find only a broken wick and to light it with nothing- The magician's best trick The power lies somewhere within me I know As I am no longer doubtful or missing For even the dimmest of lights will surely lead to home
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