If you asked me who i am, i'd probably forget to tell you my name. instead i'd tell you that my eyes are green and i'm taller than most. i'd tell you that i think the sky looks too big at night and not big enough in the morning. i'd probably explain that has something to do with the fact that i wake up with every intention of flying and go to sleep knowing my elbows haven't sprouted wings yet. but don't worry because i'll wake up hopeful again tomorrow.
i'm not the type of girl you'll be able to forget about in a moment. because; i am the girl holding her elbows when watching the ocean. i am pulling the stitches closed and wincing against the saltwater on my scars. i am not afraid to look in my opal-reflection, but i’m not ready to face it just yet. because i am the girl building sand castles during high tide, the one running into the waves fully dressed. i am breathing in coral and starfish so that if i come apart, at least my insides will be beautiful.
I'd probably tell you about the boy with the gorgeous eyes who swallowed up my heart. This is probably about the time i'd laugh and tell you that i'm silly because i love him too much. and this is probably when you'd pat my shoulder and tell me i'm not so bad. so i'd put my hand over yours and say i know, because to be honest, i think i love myself too. it's just sometimes i have to look in the mirror and remind myself.
And don't worry. i'd notice the way you're checking your watch and i'd stretch and say the weather's beautiful and isn't it a shame that i have to leave? i'd give you a hug and say what a pleasure it'd been to meet you, i'd pick up my purse and walk off thinking i'd look better if i was wearing a grace kelly inspired hat. and i'd have forgotten you by the time i turned the corner. That's about the time you'd remember i forgot to tell you my name. but you didn't really need it to know who i am, did you?
I love words♥
I was made at right angles to the world
and I see it so. I can only see it so.