‘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.
The poem ‘How’ is about daring to take that next step to see what happens. It’s about figuring out whether you’re alone in your feelings or if the other person shares them. It’s about not moving too fast, but not coming to a complete halt either.
‘Lately/ready’ is a poem about being undermined in a relationship and feeling as if you for once need to be the one that undermines another person. It’s a state of being ready to give in to the idea of having to be bad to someone else.
‘Change’ is a three-part story about realizing that the person you’ve idolized for so long isn’t actually that great. They’re using you. Through one sentence being said, you think about it and choose to move on.
‘Hiding’ is about our exterior not fitting with our inner-selves. In the past I’ve struggled with being happy and energetic all the time out in public and then being all out worn out. The struggle is to find a balance and communicate with the close ones around you and take the time to manage your mental well-being.
‘The chance’ is about getting over a breakup. Getting over the hump and being ready to be vulnerable again and putting yourself out there.
‘Outlook’ is pretty self-explanatory. Basically it’s about being in a relationship and thinking about the now and the future. How you’re very happy about things right now, but at the same time vary about what comes next, because you convince yourself it cannot continue this way forever, but can it?
‘Untitled I’ is a piece about sending wrong signals on purpose even though you shouldn’t. How the propper thing to do is what you would like to do, but are unable to. How you get drawn into doing the wrong thing even though it isn’t fair for any party.
People think and act rationally, usually. ‘Choice’ plays around with that thought and wonders what would happen if one didn’t choose the obvious choice, but gave a ‘stupid, short term choice’ a chance. The poem reflects a person’s inner thoughts flying around as they are overthinking the situation, considering every outcome.