I use chalk to smudge the lines a bit
and shade the parts where I don’t feel I fit.
Fermatas placed to hold the chords in time
while I dance around cadenzas dipped in rhyme.
I’d rather stare and watch the sun in parallax,
circumventing pain and disappointment – that’s the fact.
Beauty walks, and moves, and sings in form
and transits over paths that I have worn,
shows indifference to my charm- my soul in kind
and I have nothing left save yearning in my mind.
And these, the words of someone sacrificed
to life and how I bleed on paper, less precise.
To stand and sing of resignation, it is mine,
and using chalk can smudge and blur the line.