Can’t say something nice, you shouldn’t say anything at all?
Realize this is the biggest lie you have been fed all your life.
As if your opinion should be mitigated by some sort of empathy filter.
So you shouldn’t call out the stupidity slapping you in the face?
Shut up and sit down on that iron pole over there if you disagree.
Little giggles slipped from his lips
As she bent over into a full belly guffaw
Under the withering gaze of the priest, they tried to compose themselves
Guests looked aghast and that sent the couple into another fit of snickers
How come everyone didn’t get the joke of “Till death do us part.”
Revealing light streams over the landscape
Abstract shapes resolve into the finite
Dictating reality to manifest yet again
It warmed her heart every time it happened
As the sun slowly eased itself above the threshold of the horizon
The green flash announcing its next jaunt across the sky
Exciting her eyes with the potential of a new chance, a new day
Starlight-sparkles dance on the whitecapped waves
Waltzing their way to a sandy landing
Every new pulse of water brings up another promenade
Letting the dance go on and on throughout the night
Leaving the scene when the sun peaks over the horizon
“So, what is going on over there?”
“Perhaps it’s none of your business.”
“Yes, but I really want to see!”
Born to teeter-totter through life
Always trying to find equilibrium
Longing to stay in the center
And yet we usually over compensate
Now we smash side to side farther and farther as we get older
Considering it a right of passage imparting some magical wisdom and yet
Eventually we all fall down
Maybe variety is the spice of life, but
Isaac worried about getting burned
Loving to do the same thing over and over
Delicious blandness that left him fulfilled
The new girl was the bomb when it came to running the office
Everyone realized that she was a keeper from day one
Management asked the placement agency to make her permanent
People at the agency were confused. They hadn’t sent anybody over.
Puffed out bottom lip announced her displeasure
Over exasperated exhale followed
Uncrossed arms reversed that and assumed the position
That five-year-old really knew what she was doing