Be Happy

#creative writing, #poetry

Be happy

even when you’re so sad

a smile feels like climbing a mountain

on a stormy day

Be happy

when the winds are so strong

your face becomes ice

and your arms flap wildly about

unable to tether you

Be happy

for the sake of tomorrow

when the sun will surely shine again

Be happy

when the rain retreats

so that you are stronger

when it returns again

 

Hammond St

#creative writing, #poetry

I stop on the corner of Hammond

and see a house covered in leaves

flowers

shrubbery

and old trees

My phone rings

and it is my sister

offering a lift to Burwood Station

as though a car could ever replace

the beauty of this day

and the way my legs stretch

along every surface

of these empty suburban streets

6am on a Sunday

 

 

One Second Here

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one second here

then gone in a flash

as strangers take one more breath than you will ever get to make

~

the television plug is pulled

right in the middle of some throwaway line

the light dimming

to the deepest black

~

it is a shade only seen once

at the end of walking

and talking

and breathless smiles

empty-full kisses

times of gratitude

and times of self pity

~

complicated to the final second

still trying to make meaning

where meaning can never be made

~

you walk on days like air walks on water

one second here

then gone in a flash