Wow, I have not written any poetry in a long time. I know, surprise, surprise. I definitely need some practice. I like to write spontaneously, from the heart, I don’t adhere to any set rules of writing. I just spit out what’s on my mind.
I have been having a horrible year, let alone week. My health is fucked and I am tired but I push on like the Black Knight in Monty Python’s The Holy Grail…it’s just a flesh wound! I can still fight, you haven’t taken my spirit you foul oppressor. So fuck you, I will prevail I will not let illness hold me in it’s maw. So take your labels and your drugs and go.
I am perched on a precipice, teetering on despair. I can feel her gaze through her myriad maze of mirrors gently inserting her hooks in my heart. “Oh how I’ve missed you”, she whispers? “Oh that you missed me too…” but nay, nay, nay I’ll not let her in…even though she is an old dear friend.
Delirium beckons from her kaleidoscope corner “Oh my love do come over. The sights I can show you, you’d love it here.” I back away as she is all too familiar and all too near.
Dream lurks about in the shadows and seams. “Oh my darling, why did you ever leave? There are realms of vast untapped story. Just slip into me but tarry too long and you may never leave.”
I run from all three smack into Destiny waiting every patient and eternally blind. “What should I choose?” I ask. “Why does it hurt so?: I whine. His silence is heavy as he slowly ponders forward in his fearsome task.
I always wonder why do bad things happen? Well, they just do. Sometimes, life is not fair. It pretty much mostly sucks. However, it pretty much rocks as well. There is so much beauty all around us, we just have to reach out and touch it. It’s so easy to retreat into our own little world of despair, delirium and dreams but then we never experience Life. We run from death all our lives when she is really nothing to fear. We should embrace her because she is part of life. We should love with abandon and live as if there will be no tomorrow.
I’m afraid of love, of truly loving and truly letting somebody else in. Truly loving someone leaves you stark naked and alone. Will they love me too? Will I be good enough? I’ve decided to no longer live in fear, fear of my shadow, fear of pain, fear of myself ultimately. I’ve decided to let him in and accept his love no matter how flawed. I’ve decided to surrender and love him fiercely. I may get bruised and battered but at least I will have experienced something real…
I miss you so much. It rips me in half, it shits me out then does it again. I don’t want to feel this, I’d rather retreat but this feeling is awesome and you love me so well. It’s time that I stop fighting and fretting and second guessing. I love you. So fuck fear. I can’t wait to live my life with you. I can’t wait for you to come home.