"Blue (and Black)"
Poem derived from my first completed journal, Black and Blue (2018-2019). Written September 26th 2018. This is the final poem of the series in the journal. Thank you for your support! Enjoy.
Oh how damn good it feels
to be outside.
To think, we spend more
than 12 hours,
43,200 seconds a day
depriving ourselves of our oneness with God's omnipresence
just to chase a check
that disillusions us to believe we make
enough sense to live
above our means?
I did the Math, boss.
Getting $16 an hour
to take the oxygen away from my precious lungs
only to spit words of encouragement
to my kids that I can barely cough up
when looking in the mirror
Look at this beautiful, dark blue sky.
Let me take a deep breath...
NOW, I'M ALIVE.
About the Creator
28 year-old NuYoRican from Spanish Harlem who has a passion for writing, learning, achieving peace, faith, and empowering others. I've established a career as an educator and career counselor for over five years. Instagram: @alyssaleftyp