The Paradox

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Pampered, warm and safe
In this greenhouse.
Peeping through the glass walls,
What a temperstuous world outside.
Unable to stretch or grow any further,
I envy those spreading wings in the sky.
They soar, they drop.
They slide with the wind, they struggle in precipitation.
To fly on my own accord,
Or to stay indulged.
To step out, or not to step out.

The Audience

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Sole dancer on stage,
I presented every drop of my sweat to the audience.
Some looked, with a smirk.
Some scorned, and left.
Seated so comfortably,
Your appreciative eyes never left me.
The only one left,
Your attention grew.
Eyeing you, I danced.
For you and only you,
I danced on.
You stood up.
I gasped.
No, don’t go, please don’t go.
Eyes never leaving me,
Your steady steps brought proximity.
I wanted you to climb up to stage
And you did.
Your touch, arousing.
Your strong arm rounding my waist,
Instinct told me to trust and bend.
With no disappointment,
I fingertipped the floor with your solid grip.
You spinned me,
Lifted me,
Flew with me.
I seized your neck
And highlight our dance
With my kiss.

The Longest Winter

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Summery passion ceased as summer passed.
Fire frozen in midair.
Promises descended into the underground.
Icy.
Shuddering.
Swallowed by blocks and cubes, hopes shattered.
Thought to be doomed.
The golden sun did not believe in insolubility.
Subsequent to the longest winter came the warmest spring.

The Frozen

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Still, frosty, hard 
Locked in the zone 
Bound in the time 
Your heart takes a whole lot of effort 
To beat 
To pump consciouness 
And rationality 
Back to your immoblised brain 
So cold 
The only thing working in you 
Is your frozen heart 

The Role Model

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No one ever shows me how to fly 
Or teaches me how 
Confused, I seek help from outside 
I ask, I read, I watch 
I take off 
Soaring, I look back down 
To see my little brother’s gaze 
And realise he now has a role model to look up to 

The Blur

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Not far away 
Guarding me 
Umbrella over my head 
Arms stretched out lest I fall 
I can’t tell if you are visible or invisible 
I can feel you but I can’t see you 
Maybe I can, but I don’t want to 
There, you exist, that I’m sure 
Protecting me 
With your shattered heart