A friendship lasts longer than impermanent lovers
Which is why the two often merge
I’d rather a soul mate in intimacy
Than one consisting of passions absurd.
My first poem of the year
You ask me if I have a
“New Years Resolution,”
I gotta write myself
A new constitution.
Ima start a personal revolution
Cuz I made a conclusion:
I wasn’t being the best person I could’ve,
Didn’t take risks or chances that I could’ve,
I didn’t see the good in front of me,
But I wanted.
Ima treat myself better
Than how I treat my best friends
I’m start things and finish’em
Right till they end
Ima love a bit harder than ever before
Ima even call my mum a little bit more.
Ima tell everyone I adore that they deserve mountains instead of molehills,
Cause they’re all modest in nature and indulge wisely like mice
You deserve every grain in that small bowl of rice
Even if you don’t want to admit it
Even if you don’t realise
Ima craft a love song through the notes that I write
Through my scribbles and nibbles
Gonna treat my lovers right
my sisters and brothers
I’ll smother y’all with cheesy shit
Like the personal poet you never had
And I’m glad
That I have the nicest humans
Who I only met in happenstance
Who listen to my ramblings
And the dramatic ways of my circumstance
Maybe this year
I write something brilliant,
But if I can manage to make someone smile
That would already be significant
If you asked me for my New Years Resolution,
I couldn’t really answer you,
The goals I have in mind
Are really far from “just a few.”
Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
I wanted more.
I expected less
That’s what I get.
That’s what I get for diving into futures
That the present does not progress into.
The world is my textbook
I wake up to vocabulary tests
Every conversation is a oral assessment
A street sign bares novel words
I am constantly learning
The only problem is,
There’s no one to correct me.
How much everything fucking sucks.