I don’t want to appeal to anyone

I realize I’m the antithesis of inspirational. I understand why many don’t vibe or connect with me. Took me a while to figure out why. Now I don’t go out of my way to disperse the fog or convince people that there is a world outside Plato’s cave. I don’t want to be a shock to the system, a cold chill, a jump scare. I can only be grounded in my reality and be aligned with it fully even if that entails being a recluse. I’m not isolated, I’m just back at the place where everyone has escaped for pies in the skies. I’m in the place I started out in existence: the mundane. And when I don’t try to make it what it’s not, I can see the sky peppered with stars and the streets they form. I can observe and absorb the hidden beauty. That’s what the divine is. Hidden beauty. Inconspicuous yet so naturally obvious. Like something that you had no idea you needed.

2 responses to I don’t want to appeal to anyone

  1. With all due respect, I don’t think anyone can fully grasp or really make a blanket statement on how inspirational they can be to others. It has to come from the “other” because they’re the ones being inspired, you get me?

    For example, my thoughts are completely opposite to yours. I find you to be very inspirational in that you write about things that are raw. You don’t seem afraid to state a lot of truths that the world so desperately needs to hear.


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    • Neosomaliana – Author

      When I say I’m not inspirational I mean that I don’t have it as an intention to make others feel good but to feel real and valid. Oftentimes that requires acknowledging dismal and discomforting things. I don’t advocate for avoiding or bypassing the gloom and doom. I advocate for slowing down and reconsidering what that gloom and doom really means. So I guess in an indirect way that could lead to inspiration but only because the block to the inspiration was removed through a soul awareness.

      That’s not to say that I don’t give solace or reaffirmation. But it’s just not the cookie cutter inspiration you’d find in IG poetry pages


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