Dizzy by Valerie Parente
Life is about balance
but I’ve always been dizzy in love
with the tug-of-war in my head
daydreams were never enough
but reality had one dead end.
I could dream up the perfect life
but the longing was hellbent
to lead with poetic justice
so came the mechanism of defense
I wanted to feel the world so badly
that I became a germaphobe instead.
Life is all about balance
and I am more stable in my unstableness
teetering on a fine line
but all I see is depth.
– Valerie Parente (4-29-2022)