The gears are oiled, 7AM slumps stirred soundly in the morning meditation.
Loneliness hibernates as the wheels spin across campus with a pal.
He talks on the balls of his feet, a spring in his mouth
Punches soft through his own plastic shell of professional indifference.
Fifteen minutes is all you need to make a difference.
Skate across the pond touching baubles of different colors,
I know I am enough.
I can glide and sway to and from the things I need,
Swaying like palm trees in a strong balm wind,
Until the air pressure whispers cause a fruit to drop.
A whole fruit, plump with the merit of time’s incubation.
Life goes little by little, peace by piece by piece.
To go, and do, and move to renew
An infinitesimal sense of the joy of motion.
A body in motion stays in motion, until it wants to rest.
But there’s so much life to be lived, you know?
So goes this overcast Tuesday,
Where the monsters behind expectations came off a little less scary.
But where do the monsters go after a satisfactory day?
Do they come back, stickier than before?
Like the crack of a soda can, pssssssh,
They come flying out of the space of an awkward silence.
Eventually you’ll acknowledge every day is a roller coaster
And learn to take joy in counting the loops.
Sometimes, even after a day of perpetual going,
Things are still scary without needing a reason.