"The desert bears only a scathing sun, and nothing more."
"What about mirages?"

Sunday, August 29, 2010


The words are vibrating
on my lips.
I'm breathing fast,
and speaking faster.
There's so much
I need to say.

Things that would
how flies land on fruit,
how mountains wear down,
how the stars shine
like the sparkle in your eyes.

But I'm breathing fast,
and speaking faster,
and I'm choking
on my own words,
as you tell me to
slow down.

- - -

I watched a movie today called 'To Save A Life'. It was actually about a high school boy who's childhood friend commits suicide, and it causes him to raise a lot of questions about himself and his life. I thought that the movie was really well done. It made me wonder about the communication between us as human beings.

Do we understand what people say they need? And not just through words, but body language and action too. Do we, ask a fast paced society have the capactity to slow down and really understand what is going on with the people closest to us?

This may make me think a lot harder about even the little day-day conversations I have with people.


  1. very well written and yes, it does present a lot of questions about our society and how we all just need to slow down and "smell the roses" :)

  2. JB. Such an important poem and blog. When you are young, you think the pain of the moment will last forever. But it doesn't. Now that I am older, I know this to be true. Keep up the fine writing.


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