By Shelby Imes
It’s been a while since we’ve last seen each other.
Well, since I last saw you.
I never look up anymore,
I only look
down at my toes when I walk or
loathingly through a mirror
swigging a potion of self-hatred and narcissism,
And shrinking in on myself.
I stopped looking at you, sky,
Because you’re so much bigger than me
And small people just don’t understand.
They don’t look forward and see that beneath you,
Everyone is the same.
They don’t look up and see how you are steadfast,
That you always watch
Without contempt or judgement,
And that you remain though we neglect you.
That even without people you would still be there
To watch the soil beneath us.
Realizing now that I have nothing to lose,
Because if you, sky, can watch the world with loving eyes and softer touch
then so can I.