consciousness

we can look into the river today
as into the mirror of the mind

thick, dark currents, swirls
travelling along the surface

gouts of foam as though it had
sweat, lathering like a driven horse

i can feel it behind my eyes
within my skull

events shape us like the wind
silent, impermanent, profound

as if something huge in the belly of the
water woke into and out of light slumber

you told me to hold emotions
in the cushion of my attention

and in an instant i could see
the airbags, those feelings

words can do that to me

or, as today, the mirror of the
river of my mind running as though

it would never dry out, running,
shaped by time until the wind

runs out of time
to shape that river

13 comments

  1. Very nice… loved this line “events shape us like the wind
    silent, impermanent, profound” so well expressed. Enjoyed it…🖖🤘👍✌:-)

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    1. Hey, so happy you liked it… took me a while to get this one out. 🙂

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      1. It shows. Very well thought out…👍👍👍

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        1. You are a tremendous booster to one’s self-confidence. 🙂

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  2. Brilliant poetic words so well penned. Lovely poem.

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    1. Ah, Kamal, thank you so much for reading, thank you.

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  3. Very special indeed!

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    1. Very special comment. Thank you, Bill.

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      1. My pleasure!

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  4. Gosh, Vera. You just gifted so much….a tool even for a way of seeing things. Timely. Beyond rich. Thank You so much for this. ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. You always make me smile. Thank you.

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      1. 💖💖💖🤗!!! You always make me smile too! Sitting here doing it now. Cheers!

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