Today and Tomorrow
I am no longer afraid
of things that hide out in the dark.
I am no longer tempted
by the shadows of being alone.
It’s never been easy for me
to be anything besides the girl in the corner
with her headphones plugged in.
I was never a conductor of sound.
Just a listener watching
as notes too short fade too fast.
Nothing lasts forever, I’d say,
and that is of course true,
but that doesn’t mean they have to end.
Today is the day to be alive!
To make something of yourself!
Feed the fire!
Forget the sunscreen!
And be the absolute brightest you could ever be!
What is life without a burn
whose sweet pain doesn’t hide?
I say be the burn.
Be the light,
and don’t forget that there’s someone out there who loves you.