"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." -Maya Angelou

Friday, August 14, 2009


A thousand pure and shimmering moments,
I wished and prayed would never end, coiled
Tightly around a feeling, a place, an idea,
I longed for infinity in those instants.

Dangling from the cool zephyrs, breezily
Sweeping me, through life, whether
Tethered to a coaster spinning hard and quick,
Or soaring in the powdery mountain white

I hoped to lock into those instances
Of impenetrable joy, But—

Most notable, I believe, are the moments
Spent with all the wrong someones,
For you see, (and you must see)
Time could not possibly stand still for them and me.

Forever is far too long and too short
To spend with the nobodies and the mistakes.
Perhaps once you reach me,
The everlasting rhythm will finally halt

Or maybe we are temporarily static,
Paying our dues for limitless bliss to come.


  1. I feel that when you have met the right somebody that all the old relationships and past mistakes float back to mind and make you realise how special things are in comparison. I think that there's something validating in that love. It evaporates doubt. It lets you know that you've been doing things right all along, and all you were waiting on was the right person. It's a very energising thing.

    Favourite line:

    Tethered to a coaster spinning hard and quick,
    Or soaring in the powdery mountain white


    The word zephyr is one of those words that I think sounds cool but every time I ever see it in use I feel like it disappoints me. Do any words let you down? Possibly due to their use in Chili Peppers songs?

  2. I don't remember hearing zephyr in a Chili Peppers song, but I do enjoy using the word. It makes me think of the Odyssey for some reason.