Quick Note – I decided to try something different and I’m not sure if it worked. But I am sharing it anyways. Criticism, advice, appreciation, everything is welcome. Enjoy!
P.S. – You might have to read it twice to be able to make sense out of it. Sorry.
Soaked in every last drop of dullness that it can hold,
Sits on your eyes,
while you sit on my lap.
Like the delicate head of a sleepy bird
Sits on it’s narrow neck.
It’s neck covered in feathers all fluffed up,
So the head doesn’t fall off.
Just like that but not entirely, you sit on my bony thighs,
Unable to find comfort
But refusing to find it somewhere else.
Your eyes show me how you have been crying
And I can see their wild urge to leave,
In the sharp reflections that your warm tears create.
Can you see how they charge goodbyes for mourning now?
No. Eyes don’t want to be closed.
They want you to let them go.
And their last words echo,
“Clouds don’t like bursting untimely.”
Your eyes show me how you can be brighter than it’s safe to be,
And how you change so unnaturally, you keep saying,
“The heads I see turn away before me.”
You make me wonder if you remember that mine didn’t.
Sometimes you say that
You’re a stealer.
Sometimes you like stealing lights
From those who still haven’t forgotten how to shine.
At times you feel poor.
At times your eyes refuse to open and,
The world seems to be getting darker and darker,
Sometimes you say, “What they give is never enough and that is why,
I am a giver at times.
At times I take away their clouds,
At times I even make them mine.”
And you make me wonder how a human being can be so kind.
I can hear your voice in my head all the time
But, it’s different tonight.
Tonight, you’re not thinking about giving or stealing.
Your sky is clear, your clouds are feather- light.
Your eyes can see beyond yourself and,
I can see beyond your bright eyes.
While still on my lap,
Uncomfortable as ever,
You ask, “Is it too dark or have I lost my sight?”
Right then, I place you delicately inside my weak, cushiony heart,
Then, fall down on my knees as I say,
“Breathe. This is what it looks like when we’re together.
This is what it looks like,
I hope you’re all having a brilliant day ❤