Monday, April 7, 2014

Day 7: Prompt: Self Portrait

Have You Seen Me?

Have you seen a prism?
That bit of crystal through light along the walls
all those different colors, all the different sizes
always moving, always changing

Have you seen the wind?
Moving along, quietly, until it’s not
and when it’s not, it’s evil, it’s unwelcome
but sometimes, it is

Have you watched the sky?
Always there, above, blue, or black, or red or orange
sometimes clear, sometimes full of clouds
sometimes completely hidden from view

Have you known me?
For I am as changing as the light
as welcomed as the wind,
as constant as the sky.

But I am only me.

-A. Ault-


Day 6: Prompt: A Night Poem

Why is it the night
that holds so many secrets
that holds so many possibilities

Why is it in the night
that lovers come together
but those in love are alone

Why is it in the night
that the rain is so much sweeter
and the wind is only a ghost

Why is it in the night
that lives change, decisions made
but it is the day the speaks the truth?

-A. Ault-


Day 5: Prompt: Discovery

I have discovered. 

I've discovered
that the things in my life
that mean the most
aren't things at all
but emotions
and I collect these emotions like girls collect shoes

And some of them, I didn't want
but I told myself I did.

I’ve discovered
that these experiences
with which I’ve built my collection of emotions
shape not only who I am
and who I will be
but also who I was

Once I was broken
Once I was better off than I thought
Now, I was only young.

I’ve discovered
that there is no better way
of accomplishing
than by just doing
like Nike
like the people in the movies, in the pictures, in memes
and that those people
are just as scared, just as uncertain
as I am
as you are
as are we all.

I’ve discovered
that I am not only ignorant
but selfish
and incredibly human
and that sometimes, at my worst
I love all that I am

and then, I am at my best.

I’ve discovered
that it takes two minds
to completely understand, anything
and that this duality
this struggle against extremes
against myself
is exactly what I needed.

I’ve discovered
that time moves two ways
backwards, and forwards
and that ‘now’ is only an illusion
a memory
my imagination

Now is a vehicle we use to move life with our minds
until we lose our place, and remember, we are alive.

I have discovered.