Sunday, March 27, 2011


If only life was mapped out for us on a chalk board,
with white arrows pointing and leading the way.
But arrows can be changed when we get bored, 
using dusty black erasers when we cant control the way we play. 

Erasers can only stand being used so many nights, 
before they must be cleaned of all their broken arrows.
Clouds of your chalk must be sent into flight,
leaving your vision in front of you far too narrow.

Remaining space is smudged and shrinking, 
forcing you to look for green that is bare.
You wonder what you were thinking, 
when your head was on the ground and feet in the air.

There is no time left to stumble 
or make curves and correct frustration.
That previously used chalk will only crumble; 
time for ink to arrow your final destination.

1 comment:

  1. There's no real value in regret; past mistakes can only be used as a reminder, a set standard of what we don't want in our future. Take preventative measures - put distance between yourself and the attitudes and people that have negatively shaped your past. Surround yourself with those who love you, who encourage your creativity and happiness (which are so closely tied, aren't they?), who mean the world to you.

    At the same time, don't be afraid to be alone. "Insular" might have negative connotations to some, but there's a lot to be said for being emotionally self-reliant for a time. Take long, quiet walks with your favorite music in your ears. Cook for yourself. Read, write, draw. Move. Know yourself.