Empty pockets of space

It’s 2:00PM and the sun is shining,

but all I can see are the shadows your presence have left behind.

Empty pockets of space where you began and I ended,

tied up together like headphones jammed in a pocket,

a mystery never to be solved.

Like clockwork I rise to meet a day I never wanted to meet without

the feel of your hand in mine.

Intertwined,  breath merged into yours, hearts synced,

perfect serenity captured within eyes untethered to the despair of reality.

It’s 2:00PM and the sun is shining,

but all I can see are the shadows your presence have left behind.

Step after step

There is no greater enemy than the feeling of lethargy.

To drag your feet while the world opens itself to you

like the petals of a flower in bloom is a blasphemy without equal.

This is not an attack on leisure, for in slowing your pace

you can truly see the beauty of life around you.

But to allow yourself to wallow while life passes you by leads nowhere but despair.

A circle within a circle, it binds you to misery.

You need only exert your will on one task,

taking that first step.

And then the next step.

Again and again. Just moving forward towards something, anything.

For if you stay still and fear taking that next step, you are already dead.




One of the most important lessons to learn in life is that no matter how many times you fall, no matter how many times you start something and get sidelined, you can always try again.

It is always worthwhile after failing at something to take a step back and re-evaluate the methods you are using to attain your goals, but just throwing up your hands and never trying again simply because things did not work out is the best way to never accomplish anything in life as well as build a plethora of bad habits.

Sometimes you do need to give up. Sometimes a dream you have is unrealistic or simply not something you can attain at this moment in time, but usually all that means is that you need to look at it from a different angle. Maybe there is a direction you can head in that will bring you to a different destination and a deeper fulfillment then what you have been vainly struggling for. Searching honestly for the reasons you want to have something or implement a change in your habits is key.

At the end of the day though, we all go to sleep, and when you wake up, it is a full reset on our capacity to implement new changes in our lives, no matter what our situations are, even if those changes are only internally in regards to how we view our lives and our interactions with the environment.

Don’t be afraid to hit that reset button.