Holding Corners

006e25d5f93c5908e9295c648d9e7d94by Stefon Napier09 Jul 2013

I hold my smile awhile

With it, the day lasts even longer

I've been a fool, staining everything with my unwarranted silence

and unheard of sense of self

Every night is an unpaid ultimatum

I quiver instead of breathe

Somehow destiny isn't always a path before you

Being rather like a steep dive into untold water

Even so, I'll hold on to this smile

Something to carry on those cold nights when whispers chill.