epiphany

a soft halo of light

surrounds the silhouette

of your face.

the world pauses

just for a moment –

an epiphany

revealed.

this is

serendipity indeed,

’cause God knows

i wasnt looking for anybody.

but your voice

is mellifluous,

and there’s warm skin

when our shoulders brush.

if it were you and me, us,

things might work out;

it might last

forever this time.

ive got high hopes,

and yes,

this is danger zone.

 

especially considering that

when you look at the stars,

youre thinking of her

and not me.

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room

it is as if everyone is in a room,

but we are not really together.

for they stay on their side

and we stay on ours.

 

is it because of gender?

because there are wage gaps

and the idea that women

are less than men.

 

or is it because of politics?

because there are liberals and conservatives,

each person secretly thinking their methods

are better than those of the person next to them.

 

or is it because of race?

because a person cannot change

the colour of skin that they are born with,

yet a select few are constantly targeted because they are darker than others.

 

or is it because of religion?

because it is assumed that some are automatically terrorists

or that some have the

“holier than thou” mindset.

 

or is it because of sexual orientation?

because some are not allowed to love

the people that they love,

and then they are shunned because of it.

 

togetherness is hard to come by

when we so readily divide ourselves.

in this room, they will stay on their side

and we will stay on ours.

forever

and we swore

with a pinky promise

that we’d be

best friends

forever.

then came

a move across town;

that’s how long

forever lasted.

 

and we swore

with tears and a hug and a grin

that we’d be

best friends

forever.

then came

a switch of schools;

that’s how long

forever lasted.

 

and we swore

with purest intentions

that we’d be

best friends

forever.

then came

that one boy;

that’s how long

forever lasted.

curve

what a

tragedy,

that you’ve made them

think it’s okay

that they notice

the curves

of her body

before they notice

the curve

of her smile.