People try to make life
about pretty things,
waterfalls and stars and
clouds that look like cotton candy
and grand professions of love
But life is not pretty.
Life is dirt on your shoes,
gum on the sidewalk,
dirty laundry and dirty dishes.
Life is braless Saturdays
and microwave popcorn and movies at midnight
with butter on your fingers
and your fingers on your tounge
waking up with knots in your hair
almost lunchtime cause you stayed out too late.
It’s cakes that taste like playdoh
because you forgot about the eggs.
Life is messy.
It’s stupid pop songs that you hate
but sing along to anyways
It’s vomit on the bathroom floor
Sloppy kisses and onion breath,
It’s sweat and blood and swears
and laughter at vulgar jokes
that probably shouldn’t be funny.
Because people drown in water
and cotton candy is sticky
and clouds bring rain.
Love allows us to hurt
and apologies mean that something
went wrong, somewhere.
Life is pretty messy.