One Day

July 26, 2011
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Yesterday, I lost time.
It sprinted away from me in neon light-up sneakers
And I ran the race,
But didn’t win.

I created something beautiful.
I devoted pain to art, and danced for only myself.
Immersed in supreme pleasure, I strained each muscle,
Reaching for perfection contrary to realism,
And truly lived.

I was torn away, and I startled
Back into the world.
My words escaped me, and
Trampled and trounced and trashed.
I’m sorry.

I looked for the moon, and found it
In the sky.
Why can’t I belong up there? Free
Like a firefly, sweet
Like a cherry popsicle, beautiful
Like Easter lilies, strong
Like jazz trumpets, loved
Like eternal summer.

In the shower, I washed the day
Down the drain.
I scrubbed and bubbled away,
Until I could see myself again.
A frothy fluffy towel absorbed droplets off my skin,
And I slipped under smooth, cool sheets,
Wishing for tomorrow to come.

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livelovesmile said...
Aug. 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm
This poem is wonderful.  I love how you higlighted the small things that make each day great!
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Beautifully written. Great work! Something so simple, but put to make a masterpiece. That's poetry right there!!
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