jump naked into the sea
Molly Beane Poetry | October 3, 2019 | San Diego, CA
Most people I’ve met have the same things in common:
They stifle their deepest desires
Commit to a life of longing
Evade intuition in service of the lie
Conform like robots to silly expectations
Willingly burn the self on a stake
A sacrifice to illusory Gods
This is not freedom.
It’s self-imposed slavery.
We punish ourselves and others
for. no. reason.
Holding up fun house mirrors of shame.
Yet the most incredulous part?
There is an easy cure.
You can simply choose differently.
It’s okay. You can ask for what you want.
But you’re afraid of the initial discomfort.
Yes, it stings a little.
But it’s only like the prick of the vaccine.
It hurts only for a second.
That second is worth it if it saves your life.
Consider the possibility of an honest mess,
even if it feels like performing a eulogy at Disneyland.
Jump naked into the sea
Wave your freak flag
Say yes to the flow
And no the resistance
Even if you’re misunderstood
Revel in the touch of a lover
Enjoy multiple orgasms
Savor each morsel
Dance until sunrise
And then bask in that sun
Ride the rollercoaster
As many times as you want
Create your own family
Follow your heart
Tell them you’re in love
Go for your dreams
Do not be discouraged
Become an exhibition of the human experience
Live life outloud; fully, joyously, honestly.
Your joy and love are the meaning of life.
Because one day, the earth and sun
will slope off of their scales
and our bodies wither into dust.