to live

to do more,
to live with less;
these are all but arbitrary.

how does one measure
or begin to fully grasp
the idea of mediocrity?

what is significant to me —
things i want to do, places i want to see
may not carry the same weight for you.

while this may be true,
i simply feel the need to put this into writing:
i refuse to live a life short of

passion,
poetry,
tears,
breathless moments,
a sense of adventure,
love — my god, love.

because what is life if not to embrace it and live in all that it is?