Day 29 – Changing


i’ll be nineteen soon.
hard to imagine, 
growing older, when you gain years
much quicker than you gain wisdom.
i don’t want to be more than a child.
i don’t want time to run out.
i wish i could stop time,
and be young for as long as i like.
but then the magic, 
of running through a rainstorm,
laughing and singing,
of first kisses in the sunshine,
in the trees
of  learning who i am-
would go away.
i don’t want to grow up anymore. 

Day 28 – Hourglass


We all look at the world differently,
but today it all seems to move faster.
My years don’t match my wisdom,
Stupid choices haunt my days,
Haze my nights.
I’ve waited so long to be young and free,
But time has a funny way of moving.
Shaking the hourglass when you least expect it.

Day 27 – Today Was a Good Day

Today Was a Good Day

Today was a good day.
They don’t seem to come around much anymore,
and the simplicities of this one,
comfort me.
I can go to bed with a smile on my face.

Day 26 – Bubbles


Water pushes against my nose, 
Tears my eyes,
sticks to my skin,
Ropes up in my hair.
I streak as fast as I can,
Move without balance,
Without coordination.
I swim with muscle memory,
without thought.
I love the bubbles.

Day 25 – Get Living

Get Living

Get up, get out, get moving.
So hard, sometimes.
But sunshine comes after storms,
and life is not measured by how many times you stumble,
Only how many more times, 
You find the bravery to pick yourself up,
and get up, get out, get living.