03.26.2016 3:04pm

and it takes less time than you’d hope
to become comfortable with that casual empathy you feel between
strangers on the street and your own two feet

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Forgive me .1

alas,
I have forgotten how incapable I can be

from time to time
to go place to place
with lovers and strangers
and everything in between

from preventing any problems or frustrations

from building up
or simply occurring
   (and I’m sorry that they do
   I have no power anymore)

and therefore, my inconsistencies are endless

your worth

it’s okay to have feelings
go ahead and complain about mundane things
like Monday mornings or seeing bystanders ignore the homeless
it’s alright if you cry
cry when anxiety hits at midnight
or when reminiscing on past valentines
those are the things we fear the most

but also see your full potential
the vulnerability should not
and never should risk your own self worth
that you are a culmination of
who you want to be and what you love
and your past does not define you
these are the things we hear the least