#tbt

Happiness was never for me
as it seemed to be for you.
But I guess sometimes
we make believe what isn’t true.

I knew that smile on your face
was more a symbol,
a way to hide your disgrace.

Still, the world only saw
what they needed to see.
They missed that happiness
eluded you as well as me.

© Autumn Siders 2017
#tbt

BB

Why is the world your enemy
when we all know the truth?
The only one you’re fighting
is simply a form of you.

You think the world’s against you
and so your fight with all your strength
but what lines will you cross
and to what distant lengths?

Maybe soon you’ll realize
that the enemy is you
then what you’re fighting for
will come apart at the glue.

© Autumn Siders 2018

 

BB

Dream Girl

I knew the moment I saw you
that you were the one for me
and then a moment later
I woke abruptly from my dream.

It’s you who holds my heart,
a mystery you may be
but in my waking dreams
you are the one for me.

Our beings have never met,
but our souls are best of friends
and no matter what life brings,
fate brings us together in the end.

I may not know you yet,
but yet I’ve known for just so long
that you’re the one for me,
there’s just no way I’m wrong.

© Autumn Siders 2018
Dream Girl

Mice and Z’s

I must have overslept
or perhaps stayed up all night.
Either way I have forgotten
what I meant to write.

I could tell you lies
or I could just go back to sleep
and let the words stay
in my own head to keep.

I must have lost track
of all time and day
but such trivial things
just get in a cat’s way.

So back to sleep I head
and dreaming I will do
since mice and z’s don’t catch themselves,
a fact cats know is true.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018
Mice and Z’s

Gibroni

I remember the smell of cookies
and the fizz of an opening coke.
I remember you were my shelter
as well as my inside joke.
I remember the pop
as the ball hit my mitt
and I remember the days
where we just shot the shit.
I remember the shuffle
and the doling of cards
and I remember the sun
as we mowed the yard.
Me recuerdo los libros
y los cuentos extraños.
Me recuerdo la risa
y los “feliz cumpleaños!”
Still to this day,
I think fondly of you
and how you changed my world
and made me who I am too.

© Autumn Siders 2018
Gibroni

Gentle Contradiction

Like the moon showing her face
with the backdrop of blue sky,
you are a gentle contradiction
in a certain beholder’s eye.
An early spring anomaly,
or a bitter fall day,
your leaves are always changing
as you leave sunshine in your wake.
Hopeless and hopeful,
my ragged heart beats on,
hanging on the words you say
wondering if it’s night or dawn.

© Autumn Siders 2018
Gentle Contradiction