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a second time.

i didn't know you up close
and yet your smile being gone
shattered me to pieces

no blood, and yet we were.
i couldn't help but think of the irony
it felt undeserved and disrespectful

and yet it brought me comfort
knowing that your joy
would have wanted the smiles

i do not wish to be disingenuous
i am not one to say many things
but with every laugh

with every laugh i'll stop
i'll think and i'll add a little more joy
a second laugh, a second smile

i'll think of what the world is now missing
with no intent to fill the gap
but with every intent to remember

to remember that life is precious
life is gentle
and life will go

may you rest in peace.

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On nature's sincerity

I wish I could But I spoke nonsense I wrote it rather To speak it back to you.
The trees spoke quietly I looked from above and smiled The sun tucked away and I hoped It would spill its secrets.
The picture was rightfully painted Had I blinked, I would have missed it. Do not use sincerity It is not becoming of usage.
Learn to become And you will see the world As it was born It will smile once more. x

left it as a draft, came back, its ready.

Indemnify the asinine.
Take it back.
Make a profit.
It's just pocket change.

Don't wish, keep quiet,
and make it happen.
For preemptive boasting
Is definite fragility.

Don't let them shatter
your hidden incompetence.
Lay it on the table.
Serve it cold.

Realize that honesty
poisons the fearful.
Understand that truth
will tear down that wall.

Detail with actions
Step over those who detail
For substance is rare
But taking down the producer
That's the norm in this hell.