the winds bring change

Driving to work
things seemed different
the darkness
ahead of me
behind me
no gulf
just as it was before
and before that
since the first day
driving along
yellow lines
white lines
all the same now
as they were
yet the slightest change,
somehow everything is different now
I don’t know why…
just that change appears
ahead of me
behind me
all around me

Christmas lights so bright

On the road near the
by the mailbox
a flashing santa
red and green lights
flashing so bright
that the sun running in the race
has fallen behind
and in placing second is sulking
gray curtains encircling its hiding place
as the santa
flashing red and green
changes the rotation of the universe
jealous stars line up
to throw ice balls
stored in galatic fridges
to become slush
upon hitting the green shield
and the blinking red light
of confusion.
The sun gone
stars jealous
flashing santa blinking on
and for what?
what do the Santa’s lights say?
What is it that drives away the sun
running second in the race and sulking?
because I cannot hear
blinded by the blinking lights
I cannot hear what’s said.
Can you?

What does it mean to be in love?

The other day I heard a line in a movie that stuck with me. I don’t know why it bothered me but it did. A character in the movie asked another character about "konwing" you were with the right person for you. The character replied "you just know."
That bothers me for some reason.
When and how do you know you are with the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with?
Personally I think it is at the moment you want to work for that relationship more then you are willing to let go and move on. I don’t mean staying wih someone becuase that is the easy thing to do. Good relationships don’t get built by "staying with someone." I mean the kind of putting of effort and work to make the relationship better.
Not becuase there are highs and lows, but rather becuase when things are running smoothly its the best place to be. It’s when you are willing to work harder then you ever have before and think about someone else first, then you are with the right person for you.
The moment of selflessness, when a selfless act means more in the long run then any number of selfish acts ever could.
So when do you know? When you are willing to put everything you have into making that relationship work.