The Beauty of Inconsistency
This time last year the sky collapsed into a million transparent fragments.
Clumsy bright flashes appeared & dispersed as if mimicking the actions of a heartbeat
The only thing missing was violent shrieks of thunder you claimed were occupying the empty spaces in your lungs
This time last month white dainty flakes rested on the edge of cold, frail lips
You screeched not one, not two, but three times, irritated by the harmless balls of snow that fell onto your eyelashes
They piled on top of one another, promising the very ground they laid upon that this would be the last time, until next time
This time last week spring reared its dainty head again
The sun never shined so brightly, glazing our melanin induced skin as we walked, just walked.
no confirmed destination in mind.
You cried out that the authentic aroma was poisoning your airways
Vision blurred by a stream of tears dying to escape your eyelids
This time last night there was a full moon, it stood silent, hovering over us
I could smell the dense scent of envy radiating from you
You confessed that you felt smaller than usual, intimidated by its beauty … “I wish you looked at me like that” you said
As I stood there shamelessly gawking at the sky
This time, today, I could finally see you, cornered by a misty cloud coated with pessimism
Unable to remember clearly the way your lips used to curl
as effortlessly as the beauty behind the earth’s inconsistency