The Underground Garden: The Ones Who Try


 

TWISTED
Like left foot green
Don’t invite me to a pity party

Crash your shit then you’ll get mad
See?
I steered your shit away from sad!

Right hand red
Cool down heads
Steaming domes boiling on some bullshit

I do not swim or drown in another’s lava
Here’s a lifesaver
GO CALL YOUR MOMMA!

Left hand yellow
Cautiously slow
Better think carefully about your approach

Bring your benchwarmers and your coach
Can you defend yourself against my
GOOOOOOOOOOOALLL?!!!

Right foot blue
This much true
Any fight’s appearance I’m there too
Don’t think to attack a peaceful face
Because you’re convinced over one you may have sway

Think about the freedom my tongue holds
Think about your feelings before you’re left cold

Lay your back on the grass and take a nap
Gaze on the clouds
Consider that
the world doesn’t turn to the whim of your life

Co-existing realities are the drive

Don’t you twist the way it WAS with the way IT IS
Then cry to your choir about “the diss”

Which is just justice
Held over time

We all deserve a good hard-earned life

Next time won’t be a next time
You’ll be disintegrated as soon as you touch the line

LIFE is a board game and I hold my dice
Some of you players cheat and don’t play nice
You don’t take losing easily
Think you’re the prize

My dignity and character aren’t yours
They’re mine

I’m never backing down no matter the obstacles placed before the finish line
Laughing at your sour grapes while sipping my wine

Here’s a ribbon for participating though.

NICE TRY.

 

Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect