waters

sometimes my head swims
leisurely, resting on its back
soaking up the warmth of the sun
at times my head treads troubled waters
miserably, mastering the
dead man’s float when i feel like i’m up to
my neck in fears and my is courage undone
like my life has run its boat ashore
no where more to venture to
except for my head to shake out
the water and let my thoughts
dry in the sand

learned

they tell us to wish upon stars
connect the dots
read between lines
give pennies for thoughts
catch fireflies in jars
to eat cheese with wine
and never to throw precious
pearls before swine
follow your heart
choose mind over matter
never walk beneath
any old ladder
full stops at stop signs
red and yellow, kill a fellow
live and let live
don’t make mountains
out of mole hills
kill two birds with one stone
people in glass houses
should never throw stones

towers; entitlement

walking along,
you found what you believed
was a door, and gave a strong
swift knock – wondering whether
it could be unlocked at all

but from my side,
it’s just another wall
towering, ancient –
no call was meant
to be sent up and over it –

so when i remain silent
by my own willful choice
don’t you dare hide behind
cowardly entitlement as if
your voice is worth being heard

because up until now,
the air never carried the slightest
trace of any of your words –
whispered, prayed about, thoughts
or lies
therefore, just accept your past
will remain a never-lived dream
until even after you die

buttons & caps

pushing buttons
getting under one’s skin
setting off a fuse

bottling up a
short temper within

snapping
busting a cap
raising hell –
better dodge that bullet –

cold shoulders,
silent stare

when they say
all is well –
it isn’t,

because
they watch their own
blood pressure rise
behind their heated eyes
breaking points
slamming doors

people wonder
why?