My Bucket

My bucket is neither filled with
hot nor cold water, always at the right
temperature, neither containing old
nor dirty clothes, but is well-equipped
with a clean outfit for every occasion; it’s
neither half-full nor half-empty,
I’m still a dreamer.

The Bigger Person

Forced responses through cleansed teeth,
you’re doing your best not to scream
at the other person standing in front of you,
only you can hear the loud explosions
going off in your head; it takes a lot of
courage to be the bigger person.