Lamp to Lamp Shade (from Inanimate LOVE)

The
SHADE
you give
me
while I glare
bright
light
shining
and you
perch
balancing
your act
of defining
who I am
is over
when I shine
proving
your insignificance
when my light glows
I know
you have your
opinions
your own
choices
but those
are not mine
I don't chose
your darkness
anymore
I chose
to
SHINE






Sparkle

I get it
I look like a clown
I feel your
eyes upon me
when I’m walking
around
town

miss matched
and cobbled together
my velvet and sequins sparkle
though who are you to dull my smile
when you really sit and marvel




Possibilities

You wanna know how I love?
I love hard
I love fast
I love without boundaries
I love in the face of evil
and I love the face of an angel
I give my heart into every word I say
and tremble as I say them
I give my all
I’ll give it all
I gave it all
and you ran away with it

So now I love in fear
I love with caution
I avoid the inconvenience
of rejection
When there could be passion

I am learning
as I look at her face
To love again
To be afraid of possibilities
but want to undergo them anyways

Because there is something in you
That makes me want to give it all
To love again without boundaries
It’s something I haven’t felt in ages
and here it creeps again
Seeping into every choice I make

An angels face
Is caring my heart away
and I’ll love her hard
I’ll love her fast
I’ll love her without boundaries
Because she is not my past





Be Kind

Aim high
higher than you dare
pull your smile higher
than the roots
of all your hair
look at your heart
and decide your fate
reach deep
within your being
your desires will speak
your truth
in volumes
and let you know
what you
really should be doing
search
deep within
be gentle in pursuit
while you search
listen softly
to your mind
for even if others
are pulling you down
aim higher
and be kind