• Alyssa Piperis

#filterlysspoetry: "the answer to the unknown."

i don’t need concrete answers

to all the questions

that keep me up at night.

i’ve come to know

that there are complex things

we’re simply not meant to know.

so i’ve learned to put my faith

in the greens and blues

that paint the body of

our sweet mother earth;

in the sobering thoughts

i find at the bottom

of my whiskey glass;

in letting you give my

teary eyes

and onion-cutting hands a break

so we can slow dance

in the middle of the kitchen

on a monday night.

i find my answers every day

in the greens and blues.

in the empty glasses.

in you.

mostly you.

i think maybe you’re the answer

to every question i’ve ever had.


*Fun fact: I came up with the line, "I think maybe you're the answer to every question I've ever had," a while ago. I recently used a variation of it in another blog post, but I wanted to use it in a poem, so there ya have it.

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