When my eye lids flutter awake
I want you to part the lips
That were all over my body
The night before
And tell me the pillow thoughts
This is a poem about opening my heart and allowing the leaves to fall wherever they are meant to. In my darkest hours, I realized that I get overly attached to an outcome and project an ideal onto them. I'm learning that this is not fair for anyone involved because it prevents me from seeing the person properly. Instead of getting caught up in the details of what should be, I am rolling out the red carpet to let existing and potential lovers to come as they are. It is important to practice patience and let things take the time they need to be nurtured. Here is "As You Are".
Hailing from the conservative town of Provo, Utah, The Aces are an indie-pop band with catchy hooks, impressive guitar riffs, and an irresistible summer vibe. Members Cristal (vocals, guitar), Alissa (drums), Katie (lead guitar, vocals), and McKenna (bass) are self-taught musicians that have been in a band together since they were a young age. However, it was the moment that songwriter Lorde won her first Grammy at age eighteen that inspired the young women to pursue music professionally.
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So, high school was not my favourite experience. It was an uncomfortable, awkward blip in my timeline full of overwhelming pressures. I am not entirely proud of the decisions I made or even the person I used to be. Any reminders of certain cringe-worthy mistakes are downright painful. When I entered university, I created a life that was completely separate from my past. I was determined to shred any reminder of high school. By the time graduation rolled around, I didn't even buy a yearbook because I was so desperate to forget it. The promise of a clean slate and opportunity to start over was mesmerizing to me as an anxious and naïve young adult. Despite clearly running away from my past, the silver lining that came from this attitude was that in time, I used the shame I felt as inspiration to evolve beyond it.
My soul is made of glass
But you do not fail
To fulfill me
Your soft touch always
Creates a waterfall
Out of my razor blade edges