Those Who Laugh
Those who laugh the hardest, often weep the most—façades of our lighthearted bliss hide the black morose.
you were a calculated risk, so it's a shame i was never good at math
You can't break me, I was defective from the start.
. . . . .
~ i was the hero of your story, but you were the villain of mine ~
I fell twice in my life,
once down the stairs and once for you.
Memories in the Sand
Dad walked beside me, laughing at the time I fished up a stingray, but when I looked back at the sand, I saw only my footprints.
And when you see yourself in the mirror, you are seeing something that only you will ever see, for no one can look at you the way you look at yourself; no one is that cruel.
I hope one day you can scream to your favorite song on the car radio at way-too-early in the morning as you learn to live for the first time.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but some words can conjure a thousand images. Holocaust. Love…. Covid.
You can chain my arms
and manipulate my mind;
but you can never
control my spirit.