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?

Wise Eyes

I look deep into your wise eyes.
I get lost inside you: your stare.
I see myself when I look into
your wise eyes. My ego shrinks
in size and dies when I look into
your wise eyes. I can see a life –
a growing soul: only half-full.
Your wise eyes tell me to be
the person that I want to see.

Beautiful Soul

My heart becomes full
when I’m around you:
a beautiful soul. I see
you glow brighter than
you know. You show
others a light shining
when theirs is dying.
A beautiful soul stays
and helps me and you
experience better days.
I feel a beautiful soul
with me, showing me
a life that I can’t see.
I feel you. I really do.
I hope, one day, my
soul will grow and be
a thing you feel: free.

The Reason

What is the reason why
I care so much? A bunch
of my thoughts pass through
my soul and heart. Thoughts
touch every part of my body
before they are vocalized.
I try to reason with myself
before I decide to get mad
at somebody else. Well,
it’s the reason I try so hard.
There is a reason behind
every decision that is made.
I question my ability to be
the best person I can be.
That’s the reason I try.
I won’t give you a hard time.
I will give you a reason
to ensure you understand
I’m doing the best I can.

Out of Sight

I haven’t seen you in years.
I forget what you look like.
You are quick to avoid mirrors
because beauty is out of sight.
I push through looking for you.
I try to find what’s out of sight.
I try to turn black skies to blue:
to let you know I am alright.
I search for what we once had;
I do my best to not be sad.
I know that you left before dawn,
right in the middle of our song.
After all these years, I remain
searching for love that heals pain.
You have been out of my sight,
but I know that I will be alright.
After many tries, I looked within –
to places that I have never been.
I found the ghosts of us smiling,
within myself, in a place of hiding.