you might not say
Tears nesting above bags
screaming to be released
Fogginess pressing down my frontal lobe
Hoping to clear with each crash of the ocean
Oh, finally, finally the sun overpowers my worries
Salty air slaps away my frown
The bigger picture is…
what keeps you alive.
what keeps you sane(ish).
what makes you laugh in the present.
what contradicts criticism.
the upbeat tempo that moves throughout your body.
the exhalation of your stress.
the rationale of the value of your obstacles.
unable to be seen from your current view.
The bigger picture…
looks different at the best vantage point.
exceeds your imagination’s limits.
breathes in salt water air on the beach while deep in thought.
views a busy city from the top floor.
listens to the ecosystem during a hike in the woods.
watches the stars on the countryside.
The bigger picture is your peace of mind…
disguised as a destination, while needed for the foundation, but only exists through the journey.