River

We are a river.

We were never meant

to be stagnant.

We are destined

for bigger things.

We are designed

to embrace all

the winding curves

the world throws at us.

You can build a dam

and try to stop

the inevitable

but you and I

will end up at

the ocean eventually.

Go with the flow.

You might actually

enjoy the ride

if you stop aiming

for the rapids.

Bandaid

I put on a bandaid,

knowing it won’t be enough

to stop the bleeding.

But I tell myself

it’s only temporary.

It just has to last long enough

for me to find something better.

Surely there’s some glaze somewhere

at the back of the cabinet,

just waiting for me to find it.

Except, I forget to keep looking

for something more durable

until I realize the bandaid is gone.

So I put on another one.

and another one.

and another one.

And now the box is empty.

What do I do now?

When You Know, You Know

They say when you know, you know.

It’s a gut feeling you can’t ignore.

I’ve known for awhile,

but getting you to know is like

trying to teach a kindergartener their letters.

This is the letter A.

It’s all it can be.

I can only explain this so many times.

How have we still not figured this out?

Inevitable.

Look at the Horizon!

Can’t you see it?

The future we could have together

If only we let it catch up to us.

We are standing still,

as the sun rises in the sky

bringing us closer, closer

to the potential we have been avoiding.

Just when the sun is about to reach it’s peak

and we are about to bring everything into the light,

you get cold feet and run opposite,

trying to stay a few steps ahead

until the sun fades away

and you return to me at the end of the day.

The horizon greets us each day.

It is inevitable.

The sun must rise everyday.

It Is inevitable.

The sun will eventually catch us.

It is inevitable.

So let’s let it show us

all we are meant to be.

We cannot avoid the truth forever.

We are inevitable.

My Sun

He is my sun,

rising on the horizon

promising me a new day

and a bright future

that I can only imagine

as it gets closer

with each passing second.

He warms my skin

as I warm to the thought

of the forever he promises to me.

And just when I accept

this is exactly what I want,

the sun sets on my dreams,

leaving consumed by the dark

left to wonder if I

imagined the whole thing

Until he rises again in the morning

and the process repeats.

I never get any closer,

always left hungering for more.

But just because I can’t catch hold

of the sweet nothings he promises me,

doesn’t mean I am not left

with a nasty burn

after a long day of chasing.

Attainable

Nobody tells you

that when you fall in love,

you have to give them reasons

to fall in love with you too.

Where’s that line in

all the children’s fairytales?

Way to make happily ever after

just as attainable

as the magazines that advertise

you can lose 37 pounds in 6 weeks!

Is it Because?

Why aren’t I enough?

Is it because my elbows are too dry

or because my fingers are too short?

Is it the minor scar above my right eye

or because my acne rivals a high schooler?

Is because little toe is double-jointed?

or because my feet are as cracked as fresh brownies?

Is it because of the minor overbite

or that my lips chap no matter how often I reapply?

Is it that my belly button is an innie?

or that the rest of my belly is an outie?

Is it because I forgot to shave the back of my knees

or because I’m too insecure to get a wax?

Is it because I have the dreaded cankles

or because I dare to wear shorts in public?

Is it because I have stretch marks

or is it because my tan marks reflect my confidence that day?

Is it because my boobs might actually be too big

or because they get in the way when I hug?

Is It because I took the time to make al list

or because I’m still not good enough?