Life Candle

I close my eyes tight.
Squeeze my hands, knuckles white.
I realize I’ve never been truly afraid
Till I saw his life and felt betrayed.
Where mine can last years,
His struggled like broken gears.
A joke, a prank the universe wants to play
On us, out of all people astray.
I pray, I wish like a fool
That the universe cease its rules
And let us be together
In each other’s arms, forever.


I Wish…

For the rain to turn into snow
For warmth during this Holy night
For love to spread in our hearts
And for anger to take flight.

For the stars to come out
For the cold wind upon my cheek
For the satisfaction of a full stomach
And for it to last a week.

For all the children to smile
For all couples to be in each others’ arms
For Saint Nicholas to remember my gift
And for Christmas to bring all charms.

Watching Eyes

i watched them both.
how she leaned into him and
how he stole a glance at her.
how he made fun of her and
how she laughed with him.

i asked her of what she thinks of him.
she told me he’s annoying.
she told me he’s fun to be with.
she complained a lot
yet she smiled through it all.

i asked him of what he thinks of her.
he told me she’s weird.
he told me she’s very understanding.
he shrugged at most of my questions
yet he remained serious through it all.

i wondered who’s going to realize it first.
who’s heart will light up and
who’s mind will clear.
and so, i continued to watch them both.