The Underground Garden: Declared


 

I thought we’d love math together forever
And try to calculate solutions
Discover
Invent

I thought you were my nerd

Forever

Got it!
I was a cheap thrill chaser
A memory eraser

I chose anything
To have

To accept that I had nothing

I was delusional
In denial
Believed what I was given would come back down the aisle

Never thought it would expire
Until it was retired

Best ending to a house on fire.

Now it’s me
Not sitting around waiting
To love you at your best

It’s just me
Not living in defense

I don’t wait I don’t test I don’t rest

I look because there’s plenty to see
I see the plenty but what they carrying

Only marks of chains remain

I’m free

I have become me

I look
Because I Alone
I

Everything
Alone

I

Appreciate
The bones
Supporting flesh called home

Atop rests a dome
A chapel
A voice bells
A laughter to hear in seashells

I look because I can see the look at me
No words however seem to leave
Smiles and shifting daily

I look but nothing it means
I like to touch and
I only touch me

This life,
Gotta keep it winning.

Next time I’ll know and not think,
Before the pinning.

At the finish line
Niceness
Rocking first place ribboning.

 

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.

 

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