‘Unattainable’ is a poem about being in love with a person that seems unattainable. You want them to notice you and wait patiently because you know you can’t force anything, but deep down you want to speed things up.
If someone you adore keeps leaving you small breadcrumbs, and you follow blindly it can get toxic. That’s what ‘Breadcrumb’ is about. Not realizing the bad situation and simply following suit.
‘Symmetrical’ is about falling into toxic relationships instead of getting out in time and enjoying what is symmetrical. Not boring, but calm and it fits exactly what you need.
‘Distance II’, the second of a two-part series, is about the distance between two people in a relationship. Where they each feel they are and where they each feel the relationship is going.
‘Distance I’, the first of a two-part series, is comparing physical distance with emotional distance.
The second part of a three-part story of change. ‘Change II’ is about having broken up and doubting whether it’s the right decision. Trying to convince yourself that it is and that you should never go back to what didn’t work. However, this idea is not entirely without doubt.
Forest and plants is a recurring theme in many of my poems. The idea is that everything forms life and that there’s energy in everything. Some things, however, go bad and rotten. Bad relationships for example. ‘Leaves’ is a poem about noticing and trying different things to learn to know yourself and not put yourself in the same situation. Sometimes, leaves can barely hold onto a tree and other times they can survive through a storm.
Putting another person on a pedestal in never a good idea. ‘Halt’ is about realizing ones relation to the other person and how it is poisonous. It’s an idea of self-reflection and realizing that there’s no need to stay in a bad situation.
‘Cactus’ is a theme I’ve touched in songs for many years. The idea of being a cactus is based on being all alone in the middle of nowhere with pointy ends pushing anything that comes close away. In ‘Cactus’, flowers get close to the cactus and are not afraid of getting close to it. This creates huge confusion, the cactus not needing much water, which sparks the latter idea that rice does not need water if someone can get close to the cactus. Anything is possible.