on flat back,
We’ve been there a few times.
Life throws us a major curveball and we’re just not ready for it. We laugh it off or pretend that no one saw us almost slip and fall while gliding our fingers over the lips of our iPhone. There are times where we simply fall victim to ourselves, and lazily caress our feathers with further pity in some manner to make it all better. We grab rulers, graphing paper, and theorists to compare ourselves to this or that; all while not knowing what “this” or “that” really means. We digress and allow punk labels to dictate our mood, vice the elements we see right in front of us everyday. We also give advertisements the power to tell us how to feel vice looking in the mirror first for the details.
You feelin’ me?
We call ourselves heroes but the real heroes are the folks that accept themselves without the news channel telling them to do so. See, I’m no expert on creating a harmonious humanity model, but I try to know my lane well enough to know that when I happen to slip into your lane, you or I won’t mind too much.
We held hands in the dark
and falling. Our navels
touched and merged
as the world ended
and we began.
In the distance,
we heard music
Every once in a while, I’ll wonder where it all takes us.
I mean, what really happens when our mind scatters into a million pieces then slowly retracts into a moment of true love for the one person (or ten) standing by our side.
What really happens when we find ourselves lost and bewildered only to be slowly reminded to simply open our eyes to see the path in front of us.
We’re in the fight of our lives right?
So, when the time comes to say those famous itty-bitty words, “I love you”, please remember the following:
1. Love doesn’t cost a damn thing unless you believe it does.
2. Love is always conditional no matter how many Hallmark cards that say differently.
3. Love is hard, but not like the hardness of concrete; but rather, more like a ocean as you fly into it from 10,000 feet face forward.
4. Love isn’t a journey, but just a sliver of road we’ve been destined to create more of as we mature.
5. Love makes us feel pain as pleasure and pleasure as pain. In either case, love will always let us decide which one fits better.
Essentially, take love as you would a newborn baby: gentle, warm, and with extra clean sheets.
Now, where’s my damn remote control?
to cool the