if i am water than you are the rock around which i flow
turning you a little more like me
and turning me a little more like you
let me smooth your rough edges
and let yourself make me just those few molecules rougher
let us change each other because
you are unchanging and i am ever flowing
you need a little movement and i lack a foundation
we have something for each other and,
if you're not afraid to get a little wet,
we can give each other that something.
But this is all only an 'if',
and so only if,
I am water and you are rock,
will you drop yourself into me,
so we can change each other?
I come from two countries whose history is written in the tongues of foreigners,
the victors are not the ones who were there first but the ones who left us desperate.
Desperate to remember the times that came before but unable to forget what happened,
occupation and colonization leaving their marks while the foreigners settled in one country and abandoned the other.
Neither lack culture, but I do.
My history and bloodline tie me to thousands of islands under the name of a single country, while my life has been lived in one of the largest landmasses under the name of another.
I know the story of one, and it is a story of separating children
i lose my words to find them
seeking meaning in these fragments of phrases
looking for clarity in the vagueness
I'll ramble till I reach the end because
my thoughts are incomplete and still deciding
on which turn of phrase is right or left
myself in a circle to chase the tail end
of a trailing thought thinking that running
faster instead of smarter
will lead me to myself again.
Leaving that to interpretation which ought to be said clearly,
i am tangled in thorns so no matter
which way I turn
Still turning and twisting, seeking
that way out but
there is no escape
from a circle
just an endless loop of never grasping
what it is I'm c
I don't particular care for the idea of a bucket list. It implies your life is missing something and I do not feel this way. For example, if I never visit Europe or China that doesn't mean i'm pining away here. If I find the time, money, and interest, I'll go there. Otherwise, I will assume my life has another path. I experience what I have in front of me. Now that said, I propose this exercise. Make a bucket list consisting of the top 10 things you will NOT do. To me, this is way more fun anyway and entirely plausible.
Top Ten things I would NOT put on my bucket list.
1. Flying an ultra light
2. Base jumping
3. Belly flops in a chlorine poo
For years King's relatives kept a stranglehold on MLK's public recordings because they wanted to extract value from it. So much of his legacy has been hidden because of this. Here I found a recording of an important speech of his on YouTube. This man was a rare bird. A great freedom fighter. "Don't let anybody make you feel that you are nobody."