These skies, they don’t talk to me anymore
Not the way they used to
This rain that falls,
it no longer melds with the tears on my face
Grief and relief, flowing side by side
I no longer search for hints of happiness in these winds
My lungs no longer feel tight.
The weather has changed.
Give yourself enough time
Give yourself a break
You will drift into the shadows of life
and that isn’t too bad.
The shade will calm you and
the darkness will be your friend.
“Sometimes, we just need to take a step back from life and take a deep breath; let things be for a little while. Some times, doing does not get us anywhere. Constantly doing or chasing something is tiring and it takes energy from us.
Sometimes, the best thing to do is to sit and catch our breath.”
Everything seems well and good.
Until you remember, you have always held you body
as a beacon heralding harm
And darkness resides in corners you don’t know, waiting to creep up into your heart
And your heart, it’s an iron walled cage
with a gentle, sensitive soul.
It hurts and it hurts so it twines iron around itself, keeping you in, holding you close.
I have meandered a thousand incomplete thoughts
Wandered through the unfamiliar terrains of my mind
I have picked my way through the sharp shards
left from the words I have said to myself
And after all these years, meeting myself
felt like taking a breath of fresh air
After suffocating in the stagnant breath of a lifetime