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A Gift

You tell me I'm a walking contradiction,
that my body defers me from the thoughts of my mind.
My mouth is just a bowl full of lies.
But here, in this moment, if I promised the truth
would you really stop to hear the words of my youth?

Cause realities aren't easily apprehended
And I promise you this is one of them
That in the very moment I saw you, the earth stood.
Everything left me, no longer knowing the meaning of heartache.
Life's detriments buried deep in the wake.

Are you listening my friend?
Do you hear the words that soar from my lips?
Like the dove that once knew how to fly
gracefully, like a child staring up into the sky
That then got shot down by the man with a gun
and never thought she'd reach above.

You came into my world, unknowingly a tornado.
Destroying all that was built upon these false halos.
Leaving nothing but an empty dark tunnel,
but with promises I’d never have to crawl through it alone.
Suddenly okaying all the windblown.

How can something so …

Bliss: Perfect happiness; great joy.

When I was in Utah, I looked for places to move online. I found a reasonably placed neighborhood, that appeared 'cute' in the photos we saw. I had mentioned the area to my mother, and immediately she said "OH GOSH I HOPE IT's NOT PIONEER CITY ALL MY STUDENTS WOULD ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THE GANGS AND WHATNOT"... Great, mom.


I got here; and it was good ol' Pioneer City. Where theres cops strolling the streets every 5minutes at least, usually parked waiting for drama to go down. There's hoodlums who roam the street, too many kids with parents who don't watch them (hello neighbor mom Blair), etc. And even still - I found bliss. I found bliss!


I've gotten close to MANY of my neighbors; most of whom I probably thought I would never have interacted with. They come from many different backgrounds - multitudes of stories, multitudes of hardships, multitudes of good and bad, etc.


I've moved from Maryland to Utah, from city to city whilst in Utah, and then from…