Motivational Quotes

Standing there at the edge

You want to walk on those floating words to the place you belong

Your setting is not the same as it used to be, as you want it to be, as it should be,

But is it you or someone else who activates the tremors that crumble the walls of your history?

For years you seem to flounder on the rooftop with the embryonic change in gestation,

No arrangement of letters so far have induced the birth that will aid in levitation because you don’t know how to believe, how to push all the way.

The people on the ground tell you what you already know:

“Leave! your house is one of many on fire.”

But you ignore the smoke and throw away lines secured by hashtags to your neighbors,

telling them to forget their luggage and high-wire from their ledges to freedom.

Yet, the fleeting fulfillment uplifting others gives you cannot douse the familiar flames at your back,

Stronger, closer, perhaps seconds away from melting you, finally, until you’re nothing but a monument —

Of which they will say “Here lies the unnamed, an example of how not to live.”

So that is what we are today?

Those who live by the word

And those in their searing shelters

Throwing or catching ropes of quotes they will never walk on.

FAMOUS Tiffany on Instagram

Enouffe has a friend on Instagram,

Her name is Tiffany.

She wished for less ghost followers and more fans,

She markets herself, quite literally.

She complains, “940,000 followers and only 10,000 likes per day,

If I do a little more maybe I could get certified and seal that deal with Mary Kay”.

She is beautiful, this Tiffany, with a voice raspy and deep,

She’ll crisply admit she bought her body and nothing on her is cheap.

Her lifestyle is a ritual of wake up, protein shake-up, tummy tea, gym, and then makeup,

Accessories, spa sessions, get nails, lashes done, and no repetition of clothes on.

In her photos Enouffe observes her hourglass figure in sponsored designs with hair long and brunette,

Bare legs, back arched to highlight her buttocks and breasts over the horizon of her bra like scenes of sunset.

Her skin and makeup in photoshoots are flawless works of art,

In person though, if your eyes scroll slow, you’ll see regular-human marks:

Stretch marks, cellulite, acne, spots and dark circles under eyes.

Enouffe wonders if her following would note these with surprise.

An audience chained to unreality, to drool, degrade or praise.

The men who comment incessantly engaging in the gaze.

Tiffany picks her boyfriend from the inboxes that seem like lottery roll machines,

The lucky winner is usually well-off, well connected and thus gets to claim the perfect prize on his screen.

Her friends witness the frequent breakups where the man leaves her for another glamorous muse,

And Tiffany mourns internally while she posts about new shoes.

Enouffe figures that ‘doing it for the gram’ means a certain kind of identity-disservice,

Because  the views never look beyond what you show them on the surface.

Enouffe always reminds herself that “Enouffe you are enough”

But she feels outmoded and inadequate…

Since she’s only able to present an unpolished, honest (and thus plain) reality

Not like Tiffany and Co. who flock towards an acquisitive double-tap fantasy.