“Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. You can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving you will come to a better place”
– Uncle Iroh, Avatar the Last Airbender.

Sometimes the words best said
do not stand on the edge of the diving board tongue
until after thinking
  “I was too late in diving”

I should’ve jumped
I should’ve sang with all my lungs 
about our curse-blessed fate
and all the selfish loves we lost
I  would’ve howled obscene odes
to heist dead dreams of persephone
into the daylight 
for the words that were never said
years that never came

Sometimes the words we ought’ve sang
sketched  in our minds 
inked in Autumn 
sing to you still

there is time 
to learn how to swim

-(Inspired by “The Crossroads of Destiny” Ep. 20 of Avatar the Last Airbender Book Two: Earth. Quotation in italics taken from: Ginsberg, Allen ” Howl “. Poetry Foundation https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49303/howl.)