Saturday, February 6, 2016

On the other side of the world



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    Awoken from its slumber, a streak of rebellion, a touch of self-destruction and let’s-see-what-will-happen-when. From a myriad of choices, my feet lead me to the dark alleyway of my choosing, without much resistance, because I don’t really want to… I slide.
   Self-control bows to the victor as I indulge in the familiar thrill that bubbles like water over rapids, formidable, yet I dare you to react, to sharpen, tighten, speed up, to see how far you can push me before my senses implode and I’m in a vacuum, and the wind, the wind, it carries me on cloudy fingers, until black overwrites…
   ...through the movie screen around me, I watch confusion through lifting smoke from fires not yet extinguished.  I see anger, tears and defeat, an empty treasure chest at the end of the rainbow, while I stand motionless, untouched by hand, untouched by emotions, silent and numb from my fall, and I wait for the light to assemble me once again, while the dark moves over to the other side of the world.






13 comments:

  1. This could be about a lot of things internal or external. The high of letting go without thought and the low of letting go without thought. The regret or worse numbness. I love it.

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  2. What a picture you paint, with your words. Awesome!

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  3. Emotions, confusion, ecstasy, depth, darkness, stress, excitement, feelings being untouched...and yet somewhat humbling.

    I LIKE it!!!

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  4. you small passages so carefully and beautifully crafted blow my mind away!!

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  5. "I dare you to react..." As usual I have but it was before I read this. I get it.

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  6. Noooo.....you threw the whole deliciously daring thing away with the last paragraph !

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  7. I get the confusion and the daring, friend Shadow ... been dere, done dat ... Love, cat.

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