What do you do when you see a picture?
When you want to jump in
When you just want to leave
When it’s distant and lovely, far from your path
When it’s simple and easy, different from your life
When its appearance is appealing to you
What do you do when you read a story?
When they go through small trials
When it’s happy and perfect
When you can see the end before it’s there
When there is the security of a book cover,
Holding your life together in one piece
What do you do when you hear a song?
When the melody is moving
When the tension is released
When the feelings are real
When the direction is intentional
What do you do when life isn’t like that?
When there is no happy and easy
Nowhere to go
What do you do when your life is real?
When your trials are overwhelming
No end in sight
What do you when the melody twists?
When the feeling is superficial
When the timing is wrong
When it’s different than
The happy sappy la di da
You want so badly
When it’s so far from the perfection
The one you’ve always wanted
So complete, so good
So different than what you’ve experienced
But still possible