PERCOLATOR



Man I’m like a percolator

you put something in

and the result comes later.


I need some time

to sit

to filter

because sometimes I’m out

of kilter.


sometimes its too late

the results are bitter

sometimes its not strong enough

sometimes I’m a quitter but


those who stick around to brew

those who wait for the cup and the sugar

you help me learn

you make me stronger.





YELLOW



you are the light that comes through

a window that I never even knew existed

until now.


a strange and new type of yellow

that makes me forget grey

and warms every freckle.


I never knew that I needed the light

from the window that I never knew existed

until now. a fresh new frame of living

that makes me forget hurt

and holds my hand as I walk forward.


I need to try and protect the light

from the window that I never knew existed

until I can embody it.


a different way of understanding

that I never knew I craved

until now.


you are the yellow sunshine that comes

from the window that I never knew existed

and now I am warmed

and now I am in motion

and now I am free.