Kawaii

It’s easy to see
How you refresh me

From a distance
I hear the sound of your movements
Every moment with you
Feels like drifting

To where?
If I could just feel your touch
Carve the contours of your face
In my mind

I watch
As you twist and turn through hazards
Chipping away at old stones
Crafting art

Am I a boat on your currents
The wind directing your course
An island inconsequential
Or the ocean

A river never ceases
It nourishes and sustains
If you have come to wash me away
My resistance is falling apart

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Imperatives

Surely our paths were interwoven
Broken bridges floating upward
Defying every hasty decision
Whatever’s left still hurts

Move forward to find your bearing 
Leave behind the barren desert 
You cannot stop the ship from sinking 
Tarry not for fate to avert

The heart feels most in silence 
Mind mulls over outcomes inert 
Your will leads you in one direction 
The wind proclaiming an imperative rebirth

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