Inside the Outside

I fell inside the outside.
In my mind, I lose track
of time. I have been
inside the outside. I ride
outside to find a life
lived from the inside out.
Maybe, I can find myself
in a place without a face.
From inside to outside,
true feelings will arise.
From low to high, I fly
inside the outside of life
to get a better sight.
See life from this side
before good times hide.

Windows

My eyes are windows,
and my mouth is
a door I slam shut
here and there.
My feet are floorboards.
My body is the house
that my mind powers.
I live here; I try to keep
it nice. I have my own
back. It supports me.
My arms reach out
to my neighbors.
My soul lives inside
the air that we share.
My heart hides beside
lungs that breathe
and preach peace.
My eyes are windows
to an unknown world.
Are you ready to go
to a place only I know?

Blessed

I am blessed to have felt
your light. It burns bright.
Through the pain and worry –
life was never boring. Blessed:
I am blessed to have seen
you and your ultra light beam.
Now, even when the light
starts to fade, I remember
the memories we made.
Your light will shine forever
as I live on with you gone.
Blessed: I am blessed to know
that your light will follow
where ever darkness goes.
Your light will shine just fine
as I try to brighten mine.

Swamped

Engulfed in life,
work;
there is hardly time
to play. Most of us
don’t see the signs.
Flooded with emotions –
swamped
with stress. The day
leaves us
drenched, and we must
dry off
before the next morning.
Soaked and sad,
we can’t help to feel
bad. We do our best
to avoid
drowning in life’s sea.
I don’t choose to carry
this weight. It must
be fate.
Swamped.
Drenched. Flooded.
I choose to not run
from the water that
always comes.

20/20 Vision

I see clearly. My 20/20
is on point. No, really,
through the darkness,
I can see beams of light.
We’ve been put through
a test. It is tough as we
don’t have any answers.
Still, my vision is sharp.
I am aware. I do care,
just not enough to share.
Clearly, I see a mess
that 2020 has left. I see
us cleaning this up
and having fun in 2021.