As I follow my breath my mind becomes porous
Leaking out thoughts and images like plugs in the mind as they ooze through the summits of me
Detaching from myself I reattach to a consciousness that collectively I know is better than myself and the words swirl around my body and I wish for more I am surrounded by sound and depression and the moods of me swinging like a pendulum as I dig deeper into myself, uncovering the blackness of me
Expose yourself. Art by @milkmycoconut 💋
|| Written in response to #herheartpoetry 's #popupglobalpoetry challenge. The aim was to write something uplifting inspired by one of Shakespeare's works and leave it in a public place where it could be found. This one is based on the following of Shakespeare's quotes. "It's not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." Left in a nearby park.
It's not that they didn't care about each other because, man, they could light up the night with their chemistry. He was held back by his responsibilities and a fear of not being enough for her. He couldn't accept that someone might actually love him back. All of him. All of his past transgressions, all of his nuances, all of his beautiful contradictions. She was also held back by responsibilities and fear. But her fear came in the form of loneliness. The unexplainable and over-analytical feeling of being karmically pulled towards him and not being fulfilled, completely. Maybe he doesn’t even quite understand her, or maybe the reality is he is the only one who does. Perhaps it’s just that he might be the only one to see into her soul. He might be the only man who fully recognizes what kind of woman she is, not because she is perfect but because of how she loves. There’s a magic glow that dances behind his eyes, and the truth is that not many can decode it and even fewer can speak of it. But this woman, somehow, even while knowing that he still seems to believe he doesn't deserve her, is the only one to ever speak his language. They cared about one another, and man, they could've loved each other. -------------------------------------
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