how we try to attach a name

to a human who’ll change

like trying to stick a label

on a situation in flux

trying to cram a soul

inside a selfie cage

like trying to slap a sticker

on a surface covered in dust

how we wonder why the good moments

turn into the most painful times

like we forget our most painful moments

will change into a better life

if we’re strong enough to accept the pain

without denying it, without grasping it, without fear

to let it come, to let it go, so we can grow, so life will flow

that moment moving into this moment

breathing out an old thought by breathing in the new

how we try to define our lives

with one moment caught in one memory

like trying to yell stop

to a river falling gently so relentlessly to the sea