House Plant

May 02, 2023

One glance outside my window

Blesses my eyes with seas of green,

Of trees, and grass, and bushes

Waving at me, hoping to be seen

These magnificent, flourishing beings

Dancing together in the breeze

Hold not a single care in the world

Each doing exactly how they please

The world outside looks energized

So warm, welcoming and clean

But I chose to stay safe inside

Where no one can talk to me

No matter the day or weather

I stay safely behind a screen

Chalking all of my canceled plans 

up to my social anxiety

But I realized something today

Something that will make you beam


And hide away from the evergreens

It’s okay to be yourself, even when

It’s hard to make others pleased

Not everyone has to live their lives

As if on the cover of a magazine

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