Tell Me Something New

By forces uncertain,

And intolerable to me,

The urgency returns

To a room where patience has no need.

 

I have to admit to absent knowledge,

The vacancy makes me static.

Consciousness arrives,

The instructor tells us to make it a habit.

 

I seek what is full of promise,

A perpetual opportunity

To uncover rewards incomparable and undefined,

A place where entitled and full bodies

Explore their empty yet inquisitive minds.

 

With every passing day, the ignorance subsides

As questions and answers materialize,

Maybe the dull days are worthy

Or I’m just reading into the selected reading, a fruitless journey.

 

Conversations of Mind

I just want to find out who I am,

never meant a thing to any man, I want a friend.

But if you ask them I’m sure they’ll lie,

don’t wanna be the reason I don’t survive.

I wanna be a part of people’s lives, but

I do better by myself, but I’m not so sure what better is,

Or what happiness can be.  I’m not good at things I want,

better at what I’ve got, or better at nothing,

since that’s what I’ve got.  Maybe it’s a lie

or maybe it’s true, all the same though when you’re not sure about life.

Is there beauty in that though?  I mean there’s beauty everywhere.

I’m unhappy here but there’s still happiness here.  I want

my own special life, but no insult to the simplistic, so I

hide my tears behind the glitter on my eyes, so you

couldn’t tell that this isn’t what I’d choose.

Then it’s easier to take, ’cause if I don’t choose it,

it’s embarrassing that this is all I could make.

But I still hear them tell me

to think about the times I would’ve died,

try to think of reasons God wants me to survive,

but if they took so many great ones,

should I even want to live?

Only alive to insult all the greatness they did.

And does it even matter what we do when we’re here?

I guess no is easier anyway, but then

there’s no point at all, I should just end it today.

And then that’s the biggest point of all,

no matter what color it is, I’ll always be blind, and so

I’ll never be happy, even on the other side.  There’s no

cure they say, but maybe it could.  We should all be done.

Don’t wanna promote death but is there any life left?

Even if I’m dead it’s all the same, I’m insane,

and at least when I’m dead I’m no longer to blame.

idk what this is

 

You always said I had something to say, but we don’t speak anymore.  My mind talks to yours though, I think.  Can you hear me?  I always thought I had a guard up, but that was just you.  You guarded me from the world, and I think maybe I liked the safety.  I thanked you for your protection but I should’ve seen you for the brick wall you hid me behind.  You made it look nice though, like an art project for your drawing class.  You used to draw pictures of me, but I never would’ve thought that I was the project, perfectly primped to your liking, like you were gonna eat me for dinner.  Every time you fixed my makeup I thanked you for your help.  And every picture you took from a carefully selected angle as if to not show my uglier side, I thanked you for those too.  But they were never for me though, were they?  It always took weeks for you to send me the pictures you took after I asked and asked.  “It’s my photography project,” you would say, and you were right.  I felt at home with you, because I felt safe inside myself, because you never let the world see my imperfections and never let me see them either.  Every ugly drunken night was an erased memory for me anyway.  And you were always there to clean the vomit until I got used to using it for a pillow.  Gross could just be another cute dimension to my charming personality that you dutifully constructed.  You hid my ugliness in the dark shadows of our dorm room until I forgot they were there.  And then months later, the smell of its rottenness overtook our febreeze, and you were so shocked that I was truly imperfect the whole time, that you locked me out to find some more vomit to sleep in, because you forgot I wasn’t your daughter or something, when I would jokingly call you “mama.”