E.A.T.

Every road could end in failure
Every desire could end in tears
Every moment could be your ending
How crucial to weigh your fears

Any risk depends on consequence
Any victory includes loss
Any trial reveals some frailty
Be wary of unanimous applause

The moral is hardly collateral
The motive barely contorts
The mistake will fade convincingly
Truth equally reveals and distorts

Stray

A paper with your name on it
number of years spent preparing
for where you’ll work
not to make you understand yourself better
or sharpen the skills you deem worth

Employee in the chain of productivity
first in line gets to smirk

You’ve made it
stepped over your peers
overcame the competition
now you order everyone around
make them toil for your gain
last to grab gets to beg

Piles of paper, endless texts
all in theory, nothing effects
press the buttons, stare at screen
watch where your friends have been
bills to buy junk
homes for deals sunk
pay the banks till your dying day

A paper with no name on it
life shouldn’t be to find your fit
a wager then to pause the flow
you’ll only know if you let go

Pander

All the questions every answer ought eke
Edifying love, a life sentence seek
Reverence but lack of invention
Follow suit, hook line and sinker
Do what you be

Concerned by the lack of sympathy
Watered down in practiced sincerity
Semblance of a norm
Strangling the calm
Dance to your credibility

Opportunists enamor the chase
Groomed to detect the hacks in the race
Refined by the instruction of will
Stuffed till the cup fills
Drunken gullibility

Vauva

Your eyes
sinking into mine
your lips
flavoring my palate
your skin
warming my flesh
your hands
discovering

Arm tucks into your hip
Thighs moving in unison
Your head on my shoulder
Lonesome paths left behind

Sketching maps to fit your geography
Your peaks and plains I define
Where you dwell I move closer
By your side, home I find