expectations

don’t get too comfortable with yourself.
there is always going to be someone
who puts you back on the shelf, unread.
all the words they didn’t read about
you, will replay and reshape themselves
inside your own head until you have a
new story – one that makes you a
little less comfortable, a little more
uneasy with yourself instead.

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: cozy

heart’s chance

i wonder if
i’m giving my heart a fair chance
you ask me to dance
but there are no stars in your eyes
and i’d be lying if i said
i wanted to try – so why are we here?
near yet far apart

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: confess

ceilings

we walk past
one another, every day
we never talk,
silently believing
they’d never relate.
but our ceilings,
the ones we stare
at late into the night,
the ones we deeply
focus on until
our sight slips into
sleep and becomes lost in dreams,
if those ceilings held a
conversation about
us, they’d get on well –
talking about all
of our vulnerabilities
and fears and how
relatable we are, if only
we had the courage to say
it all, to tell it all to the world –
but we don’t, we keep them
quiet and only let our
ceilings know the darkest
corners of our minds and hearts

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: relate