Sunday, January 22, 2023


It's important that you be yourself 
It's important to fit in
It's important not to eat too much
And to not be too thin

Look at yourself
All the edges that don't fit
In the circular hole they've given you
Look at the funny way you sit

Why can't you sit straight?
Oh, I wonder why -
Why don't you laugh more?
Why can't you cry?

So heartless not to care
So sensitive to mind
So perceptive and judgmental 
So naive and so blind

All that matters is how you finish
But you call that a place to start?
Always try to save face
But I pick mine apart

Apart from all the expectations
What is there left to do?
Drenched in all the conjecture 
Losing your grip on you

Because it's important that you be yourself
Just be the self they want to see
It's important that you be yourself
But I'd rather just be me

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Would You

If you were in my place
Walking by the sea
Counting the shells
If you were me -
Holding each breeze 
Each moment in memory

Would you pause here
To draw the sun into your skin
Would you take the time
To watch the world spin

If I could stay here
Lost amidst the breeze 
My toes in the sand
Walking on and on with ease 
The waves crashing in my ears
If time would freeze -

Would you stay here
Lost in memory
Would you spare the time
And hold it here with me

If life could be so simple
And days could stay so calm
Wrapped in serenity 
If we hadn't a single qualm 
I'd bundle all eternity 
And hold it within my palm