You Are The Universe
Many people take time to appreciate the world around them, but how many of us have taken the time to explore our worlds within?
Only when dusty tables fill up with cards, Crumbs pave the wooden floors, Bench by the railing gets marked by shoes, Sheets sway hanged on the balcony Doors are left open Plushy couch is uneven Sink is filled with dirty plates Empty bottles roll off the deck of dates Unfinished games have been laying out for days I think of you. I think of summers, Wildflowers braided into hairs Sunny peaches that pour juice in one bite Tastes that are even better by the river, Warm lamp lights that spark gold on your skin Hammock swings enough of your scent When dogs bark in the yard to notify we are back Late night walks in the town of empty lights, where camera can’t pick you up Laying on cold concrete stairs only to stare at starry nights “Make a wish” - you say. But you don’t know That I have wished To be stuck in this moment. If you have never felt the desire To be stuck forever Run Run in the meadow At sunset, when everyone’s happy When cities fill up with reflections Bakeries set cookies for sale Picnics culminate People start conversations and into their relationships sunsets become “their thing”. When flowers start facing east When sun meets the ocean Chill breeze starts blowing stronger Your brown eyes get warmer Your thoughts disappear You’ve lost the lead But you don’t stay still You feel the urge to get outside Your heart pounds You have to persevere You realize that You’re infinite, Because the universe is infinite Yet You are the universe that’s wanting for exploration.
I started working on this poem as a school assignment. I had to write a poem describing specific moments using at least two literary devices.
I've lived in NYC for nearly two years. I'm a junior in high school, and I enjoy writing and singing. Looking ahead, I'm excited to attend a university and study computer science while achieving my goals.