Downsize Your Dreams

Sit back a little bit and quiet your spirit.

Reign in those fantasies and breathe gently.

Be nonchalant and let not the things out there worry you.

Surrender to the numb glossy sheen creeping across your eye.

It’s more palatable that way, you see.

Much more becoming and less complex.

 

Downgrade your expectations

And satiate yourself with the small.

Enjoy the tight fit.

Learn to see the beauty of docility.

The order is already established and the hierarchy fixed.

It’s the proper way to behave.

The best outcome for you to hope for.

 

Silence those wild yearnings

And come back to earth.

Dwell within your boundaries

And be grateful for what you’ve got.

Keep your mind off unseemly realities.

Do not exert yourself, spurning the hearth

 

Shrink yourself, dear child.

Lest you be found indomitable and disagreeable

Render your passions unto simplicity

Take pleasure in aesthetic preening and feminine whiles.

The world is a dangerous place, little one.

Downsize your dreams.

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I Dream in Colour

I dream in colour

Of Post-colonial emancipation

From an insatiable system

That consumes all

Crushing the skulls of those who quiver.

My scatty interests, disparate in nature

Unfocused, passionately thrashing

Leave trails of inter-connectivity

Emblazoned on my heart.

I dream in colour.

Come, Navigate With Me

Come navigate with me.
Let’s skip across the nuances
Of blurred lines and new experiences.
We can dance at the edge of reality
And aspiration.

Come navigate with me
As we move from normality
To that which remains discovered.
Leaping between the sunrise and sunset
We can sit and watch the river of dreams
Meander through the deep of our nomadic heartbeats.

Come navigate with me
And place your feet alongside mine
In the misty shadow of shifting priorities.
Together we will toast the future of hope unseen
Run our hands along the real but not yet here
Fingers interlaced.

Oh, won’t you come navigate with me?

Nowhere to Go

Blatantly unavailable but also    irresistible.
Connection points that resonate deeply
And yet, don’t.
A cul de sac of opportunity,
Nowhere to go.

Revolving memories of shallow experiences.
Relentless in their grip,
Determined to endure.
A cul de sac of opportunity,
Nowhere to go.

Tender moments nestled in between
Troughs of doubt and conflict.
Yearnings unspoken, heart torn open.
A cul de sac of opportunity,
Nowhere to go.