rebel revelations

Sticky

social norms are barriers
fear of vulnerability only deters
wear your heart on your sleeve
firmly uphold convictions
fall and stand, fall and stand again
your confidence smolders remember
self-interested is an attribute
you come first so
acts of kindness can be done
rebel is not an anarchist
rebel is who you are
sans the armor you put on everyday

frustration

Standard

once the notion is lodged i can’t shake it
i want to build a dream from the foundation
fortitude cement and laborious love
walls to store my books, square feet dancing
transom windows to climb in and out of
and a door to welcome my love home
but for now i look to rent
studio not caging a butterfly soul
a demand not affordable
i check and check again
notion lodged, i can’t shake it.