.dying to live...die young to live
."love yourself"they said; I didn't listen,I was too busy chasing words and butterfliescaught up in hellos and goodbyes,I loved books, raindrops and starry skies;sunlight and lonely places out of sight"love yourself"they said; I tripped and bled–how can I love myself? I'm a messof thoughts and feelings and seething stress;a small pawn in life's game of chess,wonder full and meaningless."love yourself"they said; I'd rather not,knowing the earth is spinning deep in space,a glass marble filled with our mistakeswe'll all disappear without a tracesome day, so I'll just fly away"love yourself"they said; I look around–see trees and flowers blooming spring,remember innocent bleeding daydreams,bittersweet fragile beautiful thingsshatter my veins, tear at my seams"love yourself"they said; but insteadI'll love the things I always havethough it's been years, I'm crazy sadthat nothing's changed–time's just a dragand I've realized I might never be on tra
oxygeni don't know what's come over methese days,it feels so hard to breathei'm still tangled caught up in allthe timesyou were my hopes my dreams
i ami am a daughter, i am a sisteri am a writer, i am a dreameri am a thousand birds frozen in flighti am a lullaby whispered at nighti am a million 'i love you's,i am a billion 'i love you too'si am a never-ending train of thought-i am a ship unanchored, tempest-tosti am a sighing, aching hurricanei am a child dancing in the raini am a castle with diamond brick wallsi am a street light: moths answer my calli am a whale singing songs to the black,i am the promise he couldn't take back -i am a universe falling apart;a broken star, a dying heart.