For a while, I lived in the dark.
He came, and I only knew how to threw punches to the air.
He came and wrapped me with his love,
His smile was enough to light up my way.
He extended his own light to open up a path for me.
Just as it started to become so bright,
I look behind me to convey my gratitude,
To seep him sit there, drained, bruised, with half a smile.
His smile was enough to light up my way, but I realise
Why he couldn’t use that anymore; why he had to use another source of light.
In the dark, I couldn’t see where I was punching.
In the dark, I thought it was only air.
And he was the air that I was breathing- Oh.
Pain is inevitable.
They choose who causes them pain.
They can choose the extent
Of the pain that they can inflict upon others.
And my dream is to save people’s lives.
But how am I allowed to,
when I couldn’t save my own?
A faceless man.
A nameless woman.
They both met, one windy night.
She drew on his face,
Eyes, nose, mouth, bit of facial hair.
He called her Angel with the lips she made.
Love was their last name,
And Life was the name of their newborn.
The clouds – as if white smoke that froze in the air,
moving in a cycle, but that’s wrong,
Science says that the Earth rotates around its axis
So, we’re the ones walking past those clouds, my clouds.
What about time?
What if time is frozen, and we’re walking past time?
What if time is constant, but we’re the ones distancing ourselves?
That we were the problem?
Weren’t humans always the problem, anyway.
People are connected
To one another
With transparent lines.
And pending dots
Are waiting to be highlighted
Into a mature line, a string.
As their interactions increase
Their strings can strengthen
Into rope, timber, then steel.
Some strings can get slashed,
As relationships wilt and shrivel.
But to alter these lines,
Time is required.
A build up of time subunits.
But we are an exception.
We are outlaws in this life.
We converted a string
Sheets of Graphene
Forming a runway
From my destination to yours.
But we are outlaws.
So life extended your destination.
We have run out of materials.
Then we fall
Into a black hole
Of no connections.
I’ve created a castle of my own
Walls so high
So smooth, that no one can climb
Walls that regenerate
Whenever it breaks down
I’ve darkened my territory
I’ve shunned the sun from my land
I’ve vanished people to another world
I’ve kept my soul from feeling
Why is there light now?
Is that the sun?
The stars glowing too bright tonight?
No. The walls.
Why have they roughened?
Beings will be able to climb now.
Don’t climb. Please dont.
He flew? You can’t fly.
You can’t enter.
Why are the doors open?
Close this instance.
Don’t come near. That’s an order.
Listen to me.
Don’t listen to me.
Open the windows.
Let the breeze feel our presence.
Let the world know that we exist.
I can’t handle his.
Don’t handle me.
You’re scaring me.
Bring back my darkness.
Don’t shine in here.
Stop holding me.
Stop warming me.
I can get used to this.
So leave. Leave while I can forget.
Leave… And take me away.