What I once found fulfilling
And had me melt like
Our cheesy comments,
Now feels so foreign and strange.
Do emotions just blind us completely?
Not in a way where everything seems dark
And you cannot see.
But in a way where there’s too much light
And you look the other way
Or end up closing your eyes.
As if these intense emotions are there
To amplify and hype up anything
That could be good into beautiful .
And once that light dims,
Your eyes adjust and start to see clearer.
And what once took your breath away,
Now, is extraordinarily ordinary.
And I imagine the spotlights as stars that are close enough for me to reach.
When I no longer hear my surroundings,
When I no longer can see the different colors that make life and instead see either the dark or light,
When I no longer give out carbon dioxide and pollute this Earth,
Does that mean I’ve managed to fly to the moon?
Where sound cannot be transmitted.
Where it’s difficult to breathe.
Can I safely say that I’ve lived another life just to be given a second chance on my favorite planet?
Can you tell me Death is still not here yet?
Light; the first shade of darkness.
People’s hearts are like windows.
You just need to look carefully.
Have they closed the windows completely?
Or have they left a small hole that they can peak from, hoping you’d make an effort and peak through it too?
Have they opened the shades, but closed the lights, making it difficult for you to see; a mystery?
Or have they opened the lights and are waiting for your next move?
Have they reached the next level where they’d open the windows for you, welcoming you and the wind and whatever comes along with you?
Are you looking closely?
What is my window like?
When you exhale
and the rain comes pouring down,
then the sun shines
brighter than the darkness within you,
and the moon reflects back
the light trapped within your soul.
The sadness swept in
like the wind in a lonely night,
peaking through the holes
of the broken windows
and moulded walls,
bringing in the cold and dirt.
Despair shined in
like a curious torch,
looking for treasure and goods,
but only to find ruins and unwanted fragments
of an abandoned heart.
Wrap yourself in the shadows.
Take shelter in the darkness.
Shut your eyes and cover your ears.
Let the dusky air shun away the world
that left you behind.