I don’t want to live this way

I ruminate on the meaning of life
I ruminate on the meaning of love
I ruminate on my jealousy 
On my inconsistencies   

I ruminate on my local pub
I ruminate on friendship 
I ruminate on food, 
I ruminate on fitness   
I ruminate on censorship
I ruminate on sadness 
I ruminate on people around 
On how most are doing their best   

I ruminate on people’s best often not being enough 
I ruminate on Trump, Le Pen and all the others 
I ruminate on skills, on time, on age 
I ruminate on fear, on luck, on hate   

I ruminate on the meaning of things
I ruminate on misunderstandings and the war that might be coming
I ruminate on dreams and realism
I ruminate on life and on what my cat thinks     
But I don’t want to spend my life this way
I would like to stop thinking and fly away
With the man I love, my music and my bike
We would spend our days giving new colours to life!    

But it can’t be stopped yet, 
My brain is always boiling 
With new things to understand 
In the Grand Scheme of things So…    
I ruminate on relationships
I ruminate on my man and
On why finding me seems to
Take him so much time

I ruminate on solitude, on habits, on tap dance 
I ruminate on wilderness, adventure and balance 
I ruminate on how disappointing people often prove to be 
I ruminate on how I can be both full of myself and insecurity 

On who invented sports and 
On why musicals exist 
I ruminate on Tinder 
I ruminate on hipsters   
But I don’t want to spend my life this way
I would like to stop thinking and fly away
With the man I love, my music and my bike
We would spend our days giving new colours to life!

via Daily Prompt: Ruminate

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