The zone II

It helps me share some thoughts
But are they real or forced
Are they just for your entertainment
And not really my way to vent

Author’s note:

‘The zone II’ is the 2nd part of 4 in an abstract and reflective piece about feeling more inspired and creative when writing poems, songs, etc. whenever you’re sad. It’s such a paradox and impasse because I appreciate writing, but I feel it’s best when I’m sad. On the other hand I’ve learned to appreciate these moments, so I get through my issues and feel better on the other side.

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Reeling

It used to come to me
that mixed feeling of despise and excitement
now it’s gone
I guess I’m okay; done

I do miss it though
weirdly enough
not you, just the feeling
No more reeling

Author’s note:

‘Reeling’ is a poem about being over someone. How feelings of longing for them and despising them can change so fast.

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Three paths, one truth

You dried out
I forgot it was my duty
thought we’d share
imagined the mutual future
not the instant rupture

You overflowed
because I played
thought we both saw it
imagined you physical
not the current digital

You seemed happy
shared it with me
thought we’d swim forever without drowning
imagined we’d appreciate the beauty of the moment
not worry about an unprecedented dissonant

Author’s note:

‘Three paths, one truth’ is a poem about overthinking and being unsure how to go about a new relationship. Should you go fast, go slow, is it mutual, is it only one person in it?

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The zone I

Only true darkness
Takes me to the zone
Sometimes I think I try
To force myself to cry

Author’s note:

‘The zone I’ is the 1st part of 4 in an abstract and reflective piece about feeling more inspired and creative when writing poems, songs, etc. whenever you’re sad. It’s such a paradox and impasse because I appreciate writing, but I feel it’s best when I’m sad. On the other hand I’ve learned to appreciate these moments, so I get through my issues and feel better on the other side.

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Blinking lights

The sky is full of blinking lights
all for you, none for me
a sign of life for everyone to see
is this how it’s supposed to be

The trees have split
a leaf now leaves later
barren and untouched
beautiful and uncrutched

Author’s note:

‘Blinking lights’ is a piece inspired by Mark Oliver Everett (also known as E) from the band Eels. One of my favorite artists to listen to when I’m a bit down. The poem centers around an imbalance in a relationship.

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Redemption

Don’t hit me up another time
do we ever change?
does our mind or heart?
repeatedly discard the shopping cart

Bad feelings won’t end
the status quo is at an impasse
don’t see any possible actions equal redemption
there’s no commissioner to grant that exemption

Author’s note:

‘Redemption’ is a piece about not being able to find that special someone.

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