Paint splashed onto weary walls
That have stood over centuries of the normal person.
Spots of color to prove I am different
Than the rest
Splotches that don't blend in
With the rest
Splatters that won't hide
Among the rest.
Look at me, look at me
Twirling against cement
Soaking into pavement and
Reflecting towards the sky -
Don't let me fade dull
Don't let me scrape, peeling
I don't want to bleed into the mortars and fill the mold
Of the wall of the normal person.
Paint dripping from the brush in the world's hand
And dips into the same ten cans
Because there are only so many colors in the rainbow.
Tilt the buckets and spill out
To get away from the normal spectrum;
Adjust my own course away from the rest
Into the sea of Originality
I can't take the easy way out.
Remember me, remember me
Snaking along the ground
Swelling into waves and
Crashing into the sky -
Don't let me puddle up,
Don't let me evaporate
I don't want to dry into the bristles and stagnate
On the brush of the normal spectrum.
Watercolor spread thin across the crinkle of paper
Reaching for sodden opacity
Inspired by stories of Different.
Remember hoping things get better with age but
Glazed over by normal expectations
That smear into the rest
I get less extraordinary with every year
While clinging to soggy remains in my world of Different.
Save me, save me
Sinking into Average
Falling into Ordinary and
Pounding against Obscurity's sky -
Don't let me split softly
Don't let me tear, drenched
I don't want to end up ruined when I could be
The new walls glowing in the spectrum of Different.