what i want;

is for you to read my poetry;

and be able to smile again;

to release the anxiety

that lingers in your eyes.

i want these verses 

to mimic an ocean so that you dive 

into something other than 

your depressing thoughts.

and when there are no words

to soothe despair; 

i want you to remember

how this bouquet of poesies

once taught you how to recite

you dreams out loud.

Because one day i’ll run out of words

and my light will fade with them;

i will still be but insignificant;

like a tree that bears no fruit.