Missing

How does on miss something they’ve never had?

How can it cause such pain and a heart so sad?

Can you yearn for a heart you’ve never known?

Can you be buried in feeling not shown?

Do you overthink every lost chance?

Do you regret not choosing to dance?

Why must we crave the things forbidden?

Wy must the grief leave us here bedridden?

Good Wine

They say that a good wine

improves in taste the longer

you keep it in the bottle.

That means years and years

of leaving it in your cellar

just anticipating the way

those sweet grapes will taste

the second they hit your tongue.

I wonder if people are more like

good wines than they know.

I, for one, would be a champagne

bursting with overwhelming bubbles

when you finally take the cork out

but I’ll be worth every drop.

Ray of Sunshine

Sometimes I like to believe

that I am a ray of sunshine,

trying to bring light and joy

to a world that desperately needs it.

Sometimes my shine gets blocked

by a pesky little cloud

or even a dark, earth-shaking storm

but it is important to remember

that through it all,

I am still trying to shine through it.

Sometimes I have to remind myself of that too.