8.2.16 // #20 – some people own themselves. others run from it.

i think of the way some people carry their qualities
how they hold it in their pockets
and in their pillows and blankets
and how, when they’re around people,
they manage to cling to their
qualities whilst sharing it
like the clouds share rain and thunder
or how the sun shares light and heat
yet it’s all for them to keep
and nourish and cradle and very few can keep it for themselves


i think of the way some people have qualities that follow them
how they try to trap them in their pockets but
pockets can’t hold shadows or clouds or death or souls
and how, when people are around they
try so hard to keep it in their pockets
but it slips through their hourglass fingers
and it is regarded the same as the smell of rain
or the dust particles in the beams of the sun
yet, it is all for them to be forced to keep
and desperately cram in their closets
and very few can keep it for themselves

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