October 15, 2016
Do you ever feel that feeling?
Like bare feet
on wet pavement that
steams with hot summer rain?
It is welcoming and enlivening-
beguiling our hearts and souls
It is like stepping in freshly cut grass
as the blades stick to your soles,
invading between your toes.
And continuing with washing
the viridescent plants away
with the invigorating and brisk water from a garden hose-
One that had given life to
roses, bromeliads, and orchids
time and time again.
The feeling is like someone describing
how beautiful and mesmerizing
your once-thought-monotonous brown eyes are,
or finally realizing that
the stretch marks that lace your thighs,
are simply lightening bolts
that nature had tattooed upon your skin,
so that you may always know how striking you are.
When you sit at the most bottom point
of a public swimming pool,
and your hair moves
in an upward, eager stretch
towards the white-spotted sky,
yet your hair still flows with the water,
like seaweed under ocean waves-
careless and unrestrained.