I have always wanted to write poetry
but I could never get the lines quite right
The tone was always off
and the lines too short.
There was always something awkward in the writing
and the words always came out unclear
like the actions I would portray.
It was always like me to run
When there was something I couldn’t understand.
Like that boy in the street that one day
that asked me to stay
As I ran off to the first unsafe place i could find.
I was always awkward like that.
I could never get the lines right.
Always set at the same tempo
even when the words were different.
Maybe someday Ill get it right
but for now I’ll hide behind the logic
that the world says is right
as I tuck my innocence right back in
where the words swirl in a pattern only I can accept.
I never could quite get the lines right.