people look at a situation,
that would tear others apart,
leaving only apathy,
and instead of dying, we
live life just a little bit fuller.

we let everything smell sweeter,
see the colors brighter,
and get ourselves be swept away
on a current of music.

we love more,
and hold on to life harder.

we cry at the movies,
laugh when there is awkward silence,
skip down hallways,
think out loud,
and dream of things that will never be.

we sing songs that get stuck in our heads,
draw faces on our fingers and toes,
kiss strangers,
look at the infinite stars,
and get lost in imaginary worlds.

(this crazy
is what makes us human.