Then presents us with this picture by Los Angeles-based photographer Lauren Randolph. Thanks, Lauren, for letting us share.
"Rise to the Occasion & Take the OSP Challenge!" Says Dustus.
These mood swings are my life.
Just why should it be the balloon that flies?
Preconceptions are rife,
I see the brand reflected in your eyes.
‘Mental Illness’ it blares
‘Watch-out, it might be contagious’ I see
In Technicolor flares,
‘Or she might go mad and embarrass me.’
Just pass me by, go on now, go away.
Leave me floating along.
I don’t need to hear the things that you say,
Trying to show I’m wrong.
I’ll come down in my own time for a change.
This time, maybe, I’ll ground,
I’ve been too deep before, done the full range,
I’ll take up this time round.
Thanks to onestoppoetry for the excellent interview and, of course, the challenge. Visit the site and read some other peoples take on this photo.
I had intended something light but it went another way.