Undeveloped mind wanders off a cliff, alone.
The sky turns a rare shade of gold,
As the air cradles the falling thoughts.
Falling– like stars from the heavens.
Glowing, burning, but weightless & free.
Too much, too fast!
Under the pressure of freedom & gravity,
With too many choices, where does one turn?
Which way does this star fall?
Or far away into the horizon?
A plethora of options,
Yet, you’re stuck in suspended animation.
Stuck with no place to turn
Well…I’m a little nervous sharing this poem… because it’s completely raw & unedited. I decided to challenge myself & do something called “speed writing”. It’s when you set a timer & write whatever comes to mind until the timer stops. I set my timer for five minutes & let the words flow without a second thought. I don’t necessarily know where the inspiration for this poem came from, but I do know that I felt it very deeply, as I was writing it & I’m happy with the result. Since this writing shaped into a free verse piece, I felt the need to express it in spoken word to convey the emotions more. Below is an old video I took of an inspiring sunrise, with an audio recording of me reading this poem dubbed over it. I have never posted a poetry recitation before, so please bear with me. I’m learning the value of being vulnerable for the sake of art & human connection. I hope you enjoy! As always, thank you all so much for reading!!