This is the last part of a three-part poem series called ‘Change’. It’s post-breakup where you’re thinking back and no longer worrying if you made the right choice. You’re finally fine and have accepted that the two of you weren’t a match. It’s time for change.
This poem is about being in the spotlight and feeling pressure. You start to wonder if you’re doing it for yourself or for everyone else.
‘Expiration date’ is about realizing that everything has an end no matter how much we fight for it. That realization can make you see that some things are not worth the fight if the return on investment is low.
The second part of a three-part story of change. ‘Change II’ is about having broken up and doubting whether it’s the right decision. Trying to convince yourself that it is and that you should never go back to what didn’t work. However, this idea is not entirely without doubt.
Forest and plants is a recurring theme in many of my poems. The idea is that everything forms life and that there’s energy in everything. Some things, however, go bad and rotten. Bad relationships for example. ‘Leaves’ is a poem about noticing and trying different things to learn to know yourself and not put yourself in the same situation. Sometimes, leaves can barely hold onto a tree and other times they can survive through a storm.
Putting another person on a pedestal in never a good idea. ‘Halt’ is about realizing ones relation to the other person and how it is poisonous. It’s an idea of self-reflection and realizing that there’s no need to stay in a bad situation.
‘Cactus’ is a theme I’ve touched in songs for many years. The idea of being a cactus is based on being all alone in the middle of nowhere with pointy ends pushing anything that comes close away. In ‘Cactus’, flowers get close to the cactus and are not afraid of getting close to it. This creates huge confusion, the cactus not needing much water, which sparks the latter idea that rice does not need water if someone can get close to the cactus. Anything is possible.
The poem ‘How’ is about daring to take that next step to see what happens. It’s about figuring out whether you’re alone in your feelings or if the other person shares them. It’s about not moving too fast, but not coming to a complete halt either.
‘Lately/ready’ is a poem about being undermined in a relationship and feeling as if you for once need to be the one that undermines another person. It’s a state of being ready to give in to the idea of having to be bad to someone else.