I'm standing a fragment of the puzzle pieces of the world clicking and grinding into place around me while I stand silent tattered jeans paint splattered shirt arms reaching for something that isn't there I let gravity takes me and spin me like a broken music box ballerina around and around until I am just a molecule spinning out in the dusty star-lit atmosphere I twirl away into infinity without my piece of the puzzle the earth trembles and splinters into a torrential downpour smearing the twilight of stars.
Look us in the eye We'll look back if we are worth talking to. If you just see the top of our heads And our faces lit up by screens Walk away. Don't give up though. Find another one of us who will engage with you. Don't treat us like we're children, listen to us as you would listen to someone you respect. We know what we're talking about And how to solve your problems And we'll tell you If you stop blaming us for what you did. You think we're frivolous Depressed Distant But we have ideas to change the world. We are the next generation Of leaders and thinkers But we can't lead if you won't hand over the keys to your castle. The castle we want to rebuild into our home.
People have always told me That the sun is always above the clouds And I squint to look But I just see gray unforgiving clouds.
When I was younger, I used to imagine that the sun was the rain. It would drip like an overripe orange And send liquid drops of light to dash across people's faces. I imagined that the sun never left Just took on different forms.
But now that I'm older, I know that the sun leaves. The sun leaves when you're cold and vulnerable When you're fighting against a tide That keeps dragging you in and spitting you out. When you tell the world your secrets And it laughs in your face. When you're reaching for a person Like a life preserver in a tsunami But they keep twisting away In a wash of sea spray Until you're choking on your own breath.
Don't try and convince me that the sun is always there. It isn't.
Someday you'll wish you hadn't left me here Falling Freely Tumbling Toward The dark and dirty ground You'll mourn me when you see your savior is the one who pushed me over Don't worry. I'll forgive you Just catch me at the bottom When I'm gasping for breath Breathe life back into me I'm reaching for you And when you look away I melt into a far away puddle That if you look into it You'll see my tear-stained face smiling back at you Sadly Because maybe it wasn't meant to be.