Oceans

Bring all of the broken pieces to light, are we doing alright?
Empty inside….
Like all of these open roads…
Detached,
Religions said to deny what’s inside,
Culture said conform and get in line…
We can’t feel what’s left to –
We all keep –
caving….
Empty vessels ….
Out on these open roads
——
There has to be some kind of beauty
Some kind of lines worth writing
Were we not shaped by light?
Held by truth?
Grown by love ?
By love
My love
My love
Love…
Around these open roads
This house is burning
all of these broken pieces …
We used to be fighters but now
We feel so empty
Detached from any identity
Any kind of sense of self
Worth saving…
Were we not shaped by light
Held by truth
Grown by love
By love
My love
My love
Love…
——
All is fair in love and war
——
Hold to me through your night
Until you’re doing alright
It’s just open roads
It’s just memory
And sensory
It’s just time
In that jar of sand
You are light
You are eternity
And everything is passing
But you are beginning
You matter
You are all the borders to the ocean
You are the depths we haven’t seen yet
The quilting to the universe
You are identity
Autonomy
Beauty
And hope ….
You are beginning….
Just beginning…

-E
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Slow sorrow

Somewhere

In between

The fields

Of smoke

And ash

Cities

Bombed into remains

——

He saw the sunrise

——

He wondered how

We seek perfection

Like a destination

Where

We will finally

Be able to do

To

Be the thing we desire

Out there

Where there is no evil

no wounds

No broken places

No slow sorrow

——-

He checked his bandage

Someone called out his name

——

It was snowing

——

Surely

Surely we must be strong enough

Even in the broken places

To love

To love

To love

Today

-E

Locals

If winter is cold and empty

Summer

Is fire in the blood

Bourbon on the lips

Out here

On these mountains

Where the dust settles

In the valley

Like the floor of the churches

Along the tracks in your hometown

We learned

About fire raining down burning the alter and the dirt around it

Survivalism is our anthem

Overcoming

Is what we are

And we didn’t have much

But it was enough

authenticity is learned

Like intimacy

And truth

She teaches herself

How to live

How to overcome

How to be anything

And you are earth

Grounded

She is sky

Higher than

What they are selling

She’s ok with the finer things

She’s ok with the little things

She’s always growing

Alright

You have to keep going

You have to keep growing

You have to understand

Anything can change

Anything can happen

There’s no rules

summer

On the mountain

It used to be the kind of

Thing

You were carefree

Trains on the track

Gas in the Datsun

You were and you weren’t

Time after time

It’s alright

We become as we grow

Fire in her eyes

Lonely isn’t empty

You get knocked out

Broke down

Let down

Time after time

You build yourself back

You build yourself back

You pour out the bitter

You cut out the root

You keep growing back

Like these mountains

Like these roads

Only local understands

You continue

She continues

You continue

We continue

Go

-E

Regardingsamuel.com

Dear you

Origin

Photo origin

I know you feel like nothing

I know you feel like you’re overwhelmed

On your own

Feel it

You’re doing better than you think you are

Alnitak, is the brightest class 0 star in the sky ….found in Orion’s Belt…

1,262 light years from earth

Your light

Even overwhelmed

Even isolated

Is like this blue super giant

I know you think there are thousands just like you….

But this is you

Keep going

You’re doing better than you think you are

You’re unique

You matter

And when I look across the city

When I look across the room

When I look…

I always see you

I don’t know how not to…

-E

Consent

Consent is easy
It looks like
Me sending you texts all day
About
Tongue and two finger combos
what I wish I could do
Because I know you like them
It looks like me
Wearing a tie
Because I know
You like to take it off
And be blindfolded
Consent
Is both of us
Passionately
Having fun
Both of us
Burning out together
Both of us
Coupled together
Like
A spliced electrical wire
That’s consent
——
If it isn’t firing
If it isn’t equally enthusiastic
If you’re not in to it
Than I’m not having fun
We can do something different
Anything
Cook
Nap
There is no pressure to be anything

Other than who and what we are

Consent is easy

-E

New year new

Hang in there
This is life
This is what you’ve got
I flipped the script
I changed it up
Maybe I was a fool
Sure
I panicked in the beginning
Thought what the hell have I done
But then you ask
Ok what do I do now?
I have to keep going forward
I have to
I can’t stop
I can’t stop
The sky is the limit
But we’re going to break through that too…
Both feet on the ground
Reality can be distressing
But if you’ve got the moves
Stay in the ring
Pressing
——-
I know you want to scream
3am what kind of life is this…
——-
Build a dream
This is your life ….
What you get is what you’ve got…
What do we do about it ?
What are you gonna do now?
Keep pressing
Keep writing
Keep building
Soon you’ll be flying
Looking back saying
Look at that
We overcame
What we thought would crush us
We surprised even ourselves
We can build
We can change
We can run this race
That boy from the mountains
Passed down shoes
Kerosine heat
Concrete floors
A lot of sacrifice
But look where it got you…
Look at what a boy can do…

Keep your head down
Keep pressing
Keep writing
Keep climbing
Soon you’ll be flying

-E

Hard lessons

Just let me be me
Don’t let me be good
Let me be great
Stop the world
Stop settling
Don’t be ok
With showing up
To your destiny
Late
—//
I should already be dead
Sometimes I wonder why you did it
What would make you end it,
Came up on nothing
Cold concrete
Heated by kerosine
Rolls of carpet in the hallway
-///
Working everyday
Full time from the age of 16
Overtime because I’ve got a dream
—///
New hustle
New religion
Stacked adrenaline
Stranger in this town
Left it for the iron city
Bags are at the door
Been training to lift it
Since the age of ….
6
Names under scripture
Highlighted by gin
Whispers wondering where you’ve been
-///
I don’t have time to rest
She said managing monotony and monogamy was like putting murder in her mind
She’s dying from the small town life ,
She’s doing things she said she never would…
She’s thinking about things she said she never would …
—///
You don’t fit in and you don’t stand out
You are a new kind of ….
A new mind of…
—-//
Bond girl
Straight out of water
Kill lights
She’s all power
Couple
Feet on the ground
She’s got a hit list
She’s taking things out
We threw punches
Spit blood
Broke prides
Life isn’t a fairy tale
Life isn’t free
Hard lessons learned
—-//
Go in hard like an icon
Come up running
Came from nothing
And they’ll keep it from you if you let it
Nothing’s guaranteed
Read the fine print
Hold them to it
New fire
Fresh hustle
Old power
Take this iron city and lift it
Buy a new dream
Forget bling
Show me a start up running on
Hustle
Step for step
Dancing like Muhammad Ali
Just waiting you sleepers out
Coming up worthless
Sitting back observing
Waiting on the bell
Waiting on the knockout
Now everyone’s married
Locked in 18 to life
Living on dad
Dead at 30
What’s that echo?
Bell…
Feet on the ground
Building
—///
Don’t show up late to your dream…
—-///
Don’t settle
It’s a struggle
Power couple
Full hustle
Build
No kids
She wants a prenup
Hustler all her life
She’s not a bad bitch
She’s not even savage
she’s quietly building
buying this town
She’s coming up

She’s not after luxury

She’s leaving a legacy

Reload

It’s time to get up

Ain’t nobody here taking you out

Nobody gonna save you

Nobody left to bluff

It’s my call

My choice

My goals

In front of me

I’ve got the fire

I’m not playing

All original

Above average

I’ve got what you need

More than you could ever want

Hard times can always reload

Bullet proof

Feet on the ground

Leading by example

Born in the darkness

Shaped by the process

I don’t know if you’re ready

For the prize fight

This is more than a lifeline

This is the show of a lifetime

Ohh

Get up

Go get it

No questions

No limits

You only get one opportunity

One shot

Doors close

Lights off

Fire it up

Fire it up

Press on

Man you born for this

Above average

Carry it!

They don’t make them like you

Not normal

Shaped by the times

Go get it

Go get it