Sidewalks

Composed 11/6/15
Description: I want to fool around with some forms, so here I am trying out an idea I had within a triolet, a form I, admittedly, picked rather randomly.

The sidewalks scream I feel unseen
Yet the world strolls on their shoulders
Crack they do but still they be
The sidewalks scream I feel unseen
Flowers grow within the scene
But ignored the noble holder
The sidewalks scream I feel unseen
Yet the world strolls on their shoulders

Just Ignore Me, Really

Composed 10/1/13
Description: n/a

What must I do to set myself apart
From those bleached little sweet things
Yearning for your hand
You shame even them
With your elegant rejection
Cool distance and furrowed brow

And me
How often I’m overshadowed
So surely you don’t even notice
It’s just ingrained
My place in your mind
Your heart

Perhaps you’re right
To wait and listen
To your head and not your chest
At least you know which is speaking

My head
The inside
The only part of me worth your complements
And yet
It’s enough

What am I saying?
If it was destiny
I’d be ripping out my heart
But maybe I only stop
Because I know you don’t like to see blood

Instead I wait where it’s safe
Lovers are close but
Friends are closer
If it’s meant to be
You will see
Someday when your need is great
I am here
I will wait