Life can be strawberry sunshine rays dancing on cloud 9. Life can be pink elephants chanting love songs and starry-night baseball games. It can be super nova galaxies swirling cotton candy on sticks. It can be watermelon-lipped girls and hardcore stage boys wearing shiny devil tails and blue hair in a can.
Life can be rosy-cheeked flower petals and love in a bottle and shimmer-winged cats. Life could be raindrops on hot summer days and sticky ice cream cones melting on classic t-birds at the drive in. Life should be lipstick and bubblegum and fast, red cars. Life should be cherry popsicles and honey biscuits and deep scarlet nail polish spilled on white carpet.
Life might be love.
Life should be peace.
Life can be.
Life is what you make of it.
Make it good.
P.S. I wrote this many moons ago, maybe in my late teens/early twenties. It still holds true.
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