Birthday

 

BIRTH

I came out roaring

Screaming, clutching for dear life

The Earth, indifferent, resumed rotation

While I clawed for nourishment

And the warmth I left behind

But then I heard her melody

Then felt her warmth

I was home in her arms

 

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Growth is purely accidental

You outgrow your shoes

Your shirts, your pants even your shadow

But ears don’t outgrow the head

And parents can still hold you in their palms.

 

The lessons of humanity parallel one another

There’s the familiar bump, itch, loss and euphoria

That come and go in a loop

And turns you expectant of familiar changes

But always leave you with emotional baggages

 

DEATH

 

Death is a stranger who visits once

Only to never leave you again

I can’t help but stare it in the eye

No matter how busy my hands and feet are

I try to keep the conversation flowing

And my heart light and nimble.

It’s not polite to judge others’ bread and butter

Unless you are invited to.

The punctuation of life is made of full stops

Where the breath leaves

And seems to never return

And eternity yawns a small door open

And I return to animal communication.

For my funeral I want roaring lions

Dances sun up to sundow

And above all else

Mad and steamy copulation in the animal kingdom.

 

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