12 October 2019

The Optimist Curse

Image by Pennie McCracken

My curse is that I'm an optimist
They named me Amal "hope"
Perhaps to protect me
From the demons of my mind
Like that, I am blessed

I don't do tragedy well
Not anymore
This zest for life is bigger than any misery
The bed of my mind has been refurnished
With concepts of
Impermanence
Perception
Manifestation
Prana
Karma

While my pain sucks the tears out of my face
I simultaneously laugh at the illusion I've been sucked into
I know
It's just a story
I know
I'm just a person, being


My curse is that I'm an optimist
I cannot sink to the abyss of dispair and take it seriously
I cannot fully play the role
It doesn't happen

Because
My destiny is to dance
My destiny is to dance
My destiny is to dance

amal
Oct 2019

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