I see the clear sky.
So clear that it might ripple
when an airplane dips to the clouds like birds on water.
I see the calm blue sea.
So calm that no one desires to breathe.
Daunted of the crease and disturbance they’ll make
to the quiet blanket of blue.
But the sky is trying hard
to gather the whitest of clouds
to deceive people that it is another bright day.
Did we see the dark clouds underneath the thick fog displayed
Threatening to cry?
We see the calm sea. We notice how it is serenely existing
when the rest of the world is full of violence and anger.
But did we notice the war of the ocean?
That in the surface she is so calm but below
she is lost, trying to determine
the wonders of her own body,
of her own soul.
If she has limits or Marianas Trench is just a myth?
If there are really monsters inside her or it’s just people’s talk?
Things, no matter how pleasing they are, have dark corners.
A girl says “I am where I’m supposed to be.”
Her hair is in a incorrigble tangle of mess of her past
so she decided to cut them short.
Her hands are full of thorns and splinters from her journeys
as if life thrusts them to her skin so she could show everyone
how she endured it all.
But did we see the lie on her eyes even before she spat the first word?
Did we see that with all she accomplished in life, they’re not making her happy?
She is screaming inside her and everyday too.
In front of the mirror telling herself how ugly she is.
And those eyes reminding her how she is seeing
and yet remained blind about the battle she’s fighting.
Her moves are impalpable, always tentative. Doubtful.
Her head are ducked everytime she is walking
as if she could push her head lower, she would.
Her laughs are so dark that the shadows of all her nightmares
are rolling out of her tongue while she is laughing, it is scary.
She thinks that everything in the world is in their rightful place
except her existence.
And she’s the girl you want your daughter to change to.
So please do not hope your child to become another
person because you’ll never know what
that person has learned to show
and to hide.