Think back to a time when you saw an absolutely stunning picture of somebody. It might be someone from a painting, from a photograph, or even just someone random from the internet. The last part applied to me(Image above is one example). Did the image make you wonder who the person really was, and their age, their likes, dislikes, morals, beliefs, personality etc. ? Did you ever want to look inside their soul to see if it reflected their outer beauty?
Life didn’t lie when it promised to become
My absence of slumber always driving me
A hot, sticky night, and I couldn’t sleep
So I surfed a screen-size respite — I couldn’t keep
From coming back
To the image of you
Image of you.
T’was a restless night with a busy day
But oh, infinite joy! Tonight I found from where the image
I never thought I’d find you out, pixie muse
The cause of my lost sleep, a lackluster excuse
Till that morn
I thought you this fantasy creature in my
Till I found your starlet background in a lonesome
But! limited was the window to your surface life, I fear
Yet you could’ve conquered the world with your countenance mere
Blossoming into something more
Your brow is clear, as is your manner and
Youthful eyes fixated on a goal you so wanted to
That’s okay, I just wish I knew you better still
But I never did, and I never will
You’re an aesthete’s lost dream…
It’s ethereal beings like you that drive me into lonesome
Or maybe it’s just the intense heat wave, driving me
I can’t find anyone in your semblance, they’re all gone
Yet against all reason, I keep searching on
For how could I not?
How could I not…?
So if my fancy-shmancy poetry lingo wasn’t comprehensive enough, in the end, by a stroke of luck, I found out only a little shred of basic information about who my person of interest was. Anything more about them, or who they are as an individual, I’ll probably never find out. It’s trifling things like this that make me sad. 😦
But then, that’s coming from a person(Spoiler alert: me!) who started crying because she fears she’ll fail the math test she did today, because it makes her incompetent, because it’ll make her fail the entire course this semester, because it’ll set back her dreams and hopes forever, because…see where I’m going with this?