Janine Alyssa Navarro

Rookie (March 21,1991 / Dubai, U.A.E.)

nirvana


she didn’t want to leave
or go anywhere in particular
with eyes on her red shoes
fringe all over her face
she bit her lower lip
and exhaled
to remain stationary
on this welcoming bench
was all the attention
she could want
the bench said nothing
it just stood on the ground
cradling her
as the trees spoke to themselves
wishing her away
but in the bench’s silence
he silently prayed
for this girl to stay
there was nothing
to cherish, value
there was nothing
special to hum about
but there was
something strange
something beautiful
in this untold void;
she found nirvana

Submitted: Friday, January 27, 2012

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