I wondered if he’d forgotten

As we fell from the sky

As our form touched the sands

And our being materialized

I wondered if I too will forget

The reason I chose this body

Will I soon regret

The heaviness it brings

As gravity sinks

It’s teeth into my bones

Then I blinked twice

And I remembered


After my first cry


The Lesson I Did not Learn

Welcome back, they said

As I was born

Eyes refusing to open

Mouth protesting existence

-Another life time to live?

Another lesson to learn?

I have lived too many lives to count

Yet I am still being reborn

For a lesson I refused to learn