Everyday

Folded neatly, creases smoothed out Tucked away in the bottom of the drawer Don’t hide me away with your Sunday best that never sees a Sunday I want you Monday I want you Tuesday Then I want you on Wednesday and Thursday and Friday too I want you Saturday and twice on Sunday’s A daily…

Probability of potential pt. 2

Disasters, mistakes, or hardships are just prologues to potential Our probability of “It’s impossible” versus “It is certain” is not left to chance The prologue always leads to the main story It contains things we must understand; it sets the scene for growth What we decide to do each day, our thoughts, our points of…

Probability of potential

Dip me in silk Cover me in gold Paint me with rubies, emeralds, diamonds Then strip me bare Carve out the ugly Throw my bloody heart on a blank canvas What is left? What is the probability of potential? ©Alexis Oksana

How to exist

I’m learning how to just…be Be present Be content with what is and what isn’t Be giving of what I can and be forgiving even when I think I can’t Be unwavering in finding myself and steadfastly curious in all things Be nothing in particular for anyone Yet be everything I know that I am…

I blame you

Can’t quite keep it all straight These thoughts tangled up in the sheets with you; tangled up in the entirety of learning you Can’t quite keep it all quiet These feelings shouting into the night that holds us; shouting into the guarded parts of my mind Can’t quite keep it all hidden This smile wrapped…

To the world

You and I are so similar Year to year your surface may change; buildings overtaking hills Season to season; snow covered caps melting into rich green blankets of life But deep down, the landscape of your mind fights to stay consistent You’re doing the best you can right now When you know better You’ll do…

To the architect

I’d like to thank the architect who built my mind To the one who knew I’d need all these windows Windows to open so the light could come in Windows to open so the breeze could carry away my grief Windows to remind me that on the other side of my mind Is the entire…