COLDER

 
Vietnam 2012. Photo by 0752AM

Vietnam 2012. Photo by 0752AM

COLDER THAN THE MOTHS

I.

DEFEAT TEACHES YOU A LESSON.
THE TRAPS WE FIND OURSELVES IN
ARE SIMPLY PLANTER BOXES FILLED
WITH FLOWERS AND VINES THAT GREW,
SPILLED OUT, AND DIED AROUND OUR
FEET.

II.

I SPOKE TO MY APATHY TODAY, I USUALLY TURN TO
IT TO LAUGH IN ITS FACE. IT’S DIFFERENT THIS TIME,
APATHY LAUGHS AT ME AND SPITS IN MY FACE. 
I SHOULDN'T BE UPSET.

IF THERE’S ANYTHING I’VE LEARNED ABOUT THIS,
YOU CAN NEVER PROMISE TIME TO YOURSELF. 
YOU CAN TRY AND YOU CAN BE LIED TO.
I ACCEPT THE THINGS I'VE DONE WRONG.

YOU CAN HARDLY CALL BAD HABITS VICES.
THERE SIMPLY ISN’T ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE UP
FOR THESE CONSEQUENCES.