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
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 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.