I was born on July 27th.
I hear that makes me a Leo.
I have no idea what that actually means.
I weigh 145 lbs.
I donʼt know how to swim,
and Iʼm a sucker for a girl with a nice smile and clean sneakers
Iʼm still learning how to whisper.
Iʼm often loud in places where I should be quiet.
Iʼm often quiet in places where I should be loud.
I was born feet first and Iʼve been backwards ever since.
I like ginger ale…
I’ve been told that I give really bad hugs.
People say it feels like Iʼm trying to escape;
itʼs probably because I am.
Secretly I get really nervous every time someone gets close enough to hear me breathe.
I have an odd fascination with things like sand castles and ice sculptures.
I assume itʼs because I usually find myself dedicating time to things that will only last a few moments.
I guess thatʼs why I fall in love with women who will never love me back,
and I know that sounds crazy but itʼs easier than it seems.
And to be honest I think itʼs safer that way.
You see, relationships often remind that Iʼm not afraid of heights or falling,
but I am scared to death of everything thatʼs going to happen the very moment
that my body hits the ground.
Yesterday I tripped over my self-esteem,
landed on my pride,
and it shattered like an iPhone with a broken face.
Now I canʼt even tell whoʼs trying to give me a compliment.
Iʼve never been in the military,
but I have this purple heart;
I got it from beating myself up over things I canʼt fix.
I know this sounds weird,
but I wonder what my bed sheets say about me when iʼm not around.
I wonder what the curtains would do if they found out about all the things iʼve done
behind their back.
I have a hamper thatʼs overflowing with really, really loud mistakes,
and a graveyard in my closet.
Iʼm afraid if I let you see my skeletons,
youʼd grind my bones into powder and get high off my fault lines.
Hi, my name is Rudy.
I enjoy frozen yogurt, people watching, and laughing for absolutely no reason at all,
but I donʼt allow myself to cry as often as I need to.
I have solar power confidence,
and a battery operated smile.
My hobbies include:
editing my life story,
hiding behind metaphors,
and trying to convince my shadow that Iʼm someone worth following.
You see, I donʼt know much but I do know this:
I know that heaven is full of music,
and I know that God,
He listens to my heartbeat on his iPod.
It reminds him…
that we still got work to do