Just another person

The regard of my neighborMeans too much to me.Its embarrassing that I care so much.I crave too deeply forA look of approval on their face,My heart yearns too muchFor the stranger passing me byTo show interest in my person-I hope they can see how complex I amThat I somehow stand outAmong the masses.These foolish hopes […]

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A thousand tiny acts of rebellion

Against a “dictatorship on non-alternatives”Against the prevailing zeitgeist of self-worshipAgainst that voice in your headAgainst the feeling that life would be better if you weren’t around.Against such things – rebel.In a world that constantly finds a way to lean towards self-annihilationTo always be in tandem with itIs the greatest anarchy of all.The feelings may be […]

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The stuff you write today

May not be the best you have in youAnd yes it may even be really, really bad.The pen makes no guarantees,No assurance of qualityNo fail safe strategy for a compelling story-Just a promiseThat once on the pageYour ethereal thoughts would haveFound brick and mortar residence in the formOf sentences-Sentences that may evokeMind numbing boredomOr deep, […]

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The space between our ears

Is a peculiar hinterlandOf wonders and horrors,Facts and fantasiesWhere human consciousness residesAnd personality is incubated-Animating our beingInterpreting our reality,Making us human.Many of us have found great canyons there:The birthplace of ambitionThe genesis of great endeavorThe vastness of joy and love.And at the same time some of usHave found dungeons more confining thanAny man-made prison:Trapped by […]

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Hearts that lie

My heart seems convinced  That I am a victim. Been lugging around  Every loss and every disadvantage Like a favorite piece of furniture  That I refuse to part with, So convinced that these weights Are just keeping me real Keeping me grounded, That they really aren’t Holding me back.  It tells me ‘You’ll be happier  […]

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Worst Case Scenarios

Are oddly appealing.They play up too perfectlyTo my fears,They taste like the truthAnd dress themselvesWith great importance,Demanding to be seenAnd savoredIn advance.Somehow playing outThe worst version of eventsIn my mindFeels like good preparationFor the future,Even if those eventsAre largely unlikely.Its uncanny how much easier it isTo trust my own judgementWhen predicting disasterThan it is toTake […]

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Pondering Lightly

Our obsessions are like feet-They leave a mark,A mark on the sands of our minds,Keeping certain experiencesIndelibly clearAnd others fleetingly brief.What we ponder on deepens-Think long and hard enoughAbout how much you are owedWhat you are entitled toAnd aren’t receivingAnd soon enoughYou’ll be a victim.Stand on the shores of possibilityLooking for a glorious shipOn the […]

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Not every thought

Deserves to be entertained,Catered to,Given access to the throneOf our minds.Not every thought we haveRepresents who we really are.The human mind is a curious placeOften the battlegroundFor vicious opponents,Warring schools of thoughtAll in one head.Our hunchesNeed to be testedBefore they become convictions,And our wandering mindsNeed to be reigned inWith deep thought meditationLest we lose them […]

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Self defeat

There is this dirty habit Of replaying our mistakes in our heads Over and over As though to remind us of  the details that we may have forgotten. And while it is important to be self aware, Its super destructive to use these weak moments To tell ourselves ‘who we really are’. Because it becomes […]

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