I seek a Great Perhaps
I wish I could say I want to build a fortress of pillows, crawl inside, and not come out for a while. But I can’t. It takes energy to build a fortress, and I can barely sit up in bed without falling apart.
You told me about moonlight over paddy fields and fireflies through the coconut leaves.
I glanced at the clouded sky and wished to be a firefly.
That night when we both looked at the Moon from our separate corners of the island, I pictured you lying in the midst…
Some days, I am more sunshine than I am rain. I’m learning not to kiss slugs and frogs Or fall in love with the Moon.
Some days, I am more rain than I am sunshine. I'mearnjng not to embrace the cacti Or dance too hard - too fast.