We were placed inside a glass fortress Dull knives were all we were given Expected to know how to survive We attempted to carve our way out To leave a mark of any kind Desperation flooded our insides What will we do if we never make it How will the world ever know of our existence Right above our righteous heads The sun flooded in Yet we remained oblivious To warmth it gave The light it provided The life it created The sun was above us all along The fortress was never sealed We were far too busy trying to leave our mark We could never see There was an escape all along Into reality
Authentic City One of the hardest destinations To find Once found hard to stay at Unless you can find peace Not always fitting in Not always feeling liked Not always being treated equally Despite being aware of what’s not fair Or right.
Resite this at my funeral, If I were ever thinking backwards, Stuck in my past thoughts, past feelings, past doubts, Past victories, past regrets, past loves; the past me, I could never forget years into it's future.
And of all my beautiful people,— I love you more than I would like to have known, More than I would like to have experienced, more than I would like to have told you in words.
At least in a subtle time, it felt so nice to dream; As with eyes blinded to the harshest reality, Seems just theory: to dream in a forced reality; Unrealistic to your dreams. But be it the last I close my eyes; Know that I would dream forever.
Forever seems found in death. Eternity; the end of no end, we'll meet at our very end.
Here's to the ephemeral nights carried away by the sounds of birds. While you were tracing constellations in your popcorn ceiling I was drowning in the midnight blue, thinking of love, And how the shape of water reminds me of you, I packed a bag of dreams for the bus ride down your memory road To keep me occupied in your dreamscape world as I chased remnants of wished-upon dandelions back to the backyard where our laughter still circled with the wind only to find you waiting with our two-handed promises still knotted together the dreamscapes shed around us and sunrise glow burned through our souls shoulders hunched by weighted confrontations night escaped hours ago, but I, desperate to hang on, drown in day-glow My memories and dreams have melted into motion blur And thoughts of you carry them away to the moon.
I am back to where you left me last, taking reality on a walk, As a long summer day saunters ahead.