I am the ability to see in darkness
Motive without the crime
A specific period of circumstance
Without an absolute time.
A distinct memory that refreshes
Nobody can recall
Winter, Spring, and Summer
Without the changing Fall.
A complete lack of judgement
Where everything turns out fine
A toddler wanting to tantrum
Without the ability to whine.
The chances we take to make something right
When absolutely everything goes wrong
Discernment far after the fact
When we knew the price all along.
The color everyone sees at night
When all I hear is the sound
Did you actually hear her heart breaking?
Or just when it hit the ground?
The sheer force of stillness
Leaves us alone in fright
The ability to feel love
In a person lacking insight.
An entire circumstance wrapped up
In a moment of anger and haste
A huge dessert you’ve spent hours on
Without the desire to even taste.
I am your freedom and happiness
Every moment that went awry
The ultimate confusion in life
A brilliant and beautiful lie.
Originally written by me 1.20.14 and titled “I Am”