You Could Be Beautiful

This sunset is performing for herself only
But I’ll watch. The sky is a pure neon pink,
An American stereotype with palm trees and
Plastic flamingos littering the streets.
Paradise means a place where we can be
Free of ourselves, so I don’t think this
Is it. Love is invisible to those who don’t
See one another. I laugh as I dance alone
In my car – there is no one out here, I am
Surrounded by ghosts with cell phones.
Home is so far away but at least I
Can still feel my shadow self calling,
Reminding me to feed the darkness as well
As the lightness because we are nothing
If we cannot be honest with ourselves.

Author: Erica V.

Always seriously joking and rambunctiously soft-spoken.

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