Rooted firmly, yet from the presupposed vertical path
I choose to take a chance, I offshoot.
Branching off from those that bark incessantly
Adjoined they are, with the consensus, in interpreting
What I say, however they want.
Neither here nor there,
Naturally, I’m part of a bigger whole,
Indulging in that which has been graciously provided
For each and every one of us; light.
As a result, don’t let the green that drapes over me
Confuse you with notions of naivety;
It’s just my favourite colour.
That’s right, an entire verse laced with
Subtle nods to a greater metaphor:
A tree. And where I fit.
But some wouldn’t see that unless I broke the fourth wall
Or they chose to read it twice.
Some would rather I water down my delivery
To compensate for their understanding,
Which they for some reason equate to everyone else’s.
Well, excuse me for giving my avid readers too much credit.
Make space and lay down my isolated lines
Take them in at your own pace and get your fix
Addicted, to natural energy dug up from within
High off life, letting the remnants of my energy
Leak through my words. I don’t need it all,
But someone out there certainly does;
A palette cleanser, I am, as I write my troubles out of existence
With a synthesis reminiscent
Of creation, in reverse.
Please don’t excuse me for just another people pleaser
Or worse, an eager leader
I’ve been too busy trying to unearth the limitations of my mind
Hence, I could not, in good conscience take the responsibility
Of leading everyone else through life’s grind.
So, when that day comes;
And, of course, it will
It comes for all of us
Know that the truth that lies in my heart
Bears more weight than what anyone could ever say
About me, or to me.
– O.D. ©2019
Art by: kevron2001