That's Okay

Burning plastic beneath my blue jeans

Sun scorching my eyes

Chirping birds all around

Tailgate sat upon

 

You told me things I never knew

Or perhaps never looked for

 

Everything won't be alright

But that's okay

 

No lies here

Just an open book

I guess that's the token I won

For showing my prize-winning feelings

 

Wondering eyes searching the trees

Tears just behind the lids

Talking kept low but not simple

Gazes searching souls

 

You told me things I never knew

Or perhaps never looked for

 

Everything won't be alright

But that's okay

 

Questions capable of being asked

Barely pulled from my lips

Stories forever untold

Revealed to me by you

 

Searching fingertips restlessly tap

Smiles appear suddenly

Laughing eyes show up too

In the sunny dark surround

 

You told me things I never knew

Or perhaps never looked for

 

Everything won't be alright

But that's okay

 

Happiness seemed so far away

And you showed me it was on the doorstep

I guess I never opened the door

Was never taught how to turn the knob

 

Pressing weights upon my chest

Cannot breathe

Closing eyelids to block the sun

Comfort being searched for

 

You told me things I never knew

Or perhaps never looked for

 

Everything won't be alright

But that's okay

 

My whole life spent looking through the peephole

Being fed only a portion of the world

But you weren't even there to be seen

I found you out the back door

 

Exchanging hugs and words

“Be good”s and “Goodbye”s

Thanking you for being yourself

And showing yourself to me

 

Helplessness I felt

And sadness too

Need not say the latter

Because you said you felt it too

 

But the fact that I was here

Sitting, talking today

Shows that everything won’t be alright

And that's okay

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