If the Best of me is True

How am I still lost in the mirage

Of memories that do not belong to me?

What if the best of me is true?

Is it the glitter of the mirage that cuts through the optimism?

Is it cutting at my optic nerves?

Or is it just distracting?

All of this to say,

the thoughts don’t need to disappear

Just take a back seat

In a slinky car.

Over the years, the distance will grow

Between you

Snapping back from time to time,

And, yes, it burns

But I promise,

You do too,

Hotter than that boiling water.

I will do anything for you to succeed,

Even though it might mean

watching you trip on your slinky from time to time

Sit out your pain,

like the hostage you are right now.

Act like the best is true,

Even when it isn’t

Arrest the hostage taker

Tie him up with that slinky

And the mirage will fade:

Fog against sunbeams

Published by sickybeat

I am a writer with an extremely active imagination. I love learning answers to questions and what makes everything and everyone tick. I am a "Unique case, medically" if nothing else. I am flawed in my extreme aversion to failure (even when "success" isn't good for me,) but have come a long way in ditching the perfectionist mindset. I like people whose default setting toward others is compassion, an open mind, and honesty

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