I laugh and float leisurely,
The waves effortlessly carry my weight,
Of dreams and desires, of yearnings and passions, of joys and euphoria.
I dissolve into the salts of the ocean,
Nameless and formless like the ones before me,
With the same sigh of relief and perhaps a different gasp of rapture.
I ride out the wave of joy until it consumes me.
Not a wisp remains of my existence for that beat of time,
And the tide slows to a heartbeat, as the earth’s axis rights itself.
In that moment, I am only unbridled happiness
Are those cracks in the mirror or is that just me?
Is there even a difference anymore between what’s real and what’s just a leak in my imagination?
Do I even care?
How two-faced have I become?
A complete stranger.
The lights don’t do much good either,
Unearthly rays pass right through me,
Creating a sifted halo around me that does not belong.
My existence feels inconsequential.
Yet, a victim of narcissism’s muse.
I get sucked into my own reflection
Drowning in the pool to become one.
Linking up with Thursday Photo Prompt at Sue’s.
It will always be about you and you alone,
However extensive, immersive and convoluted the path maybe
In the end, only you can face the song of your salvation.
A journey that has twisted and broken the bones,
Before spitting you out into the wild
Demands a resolution that only you can surface.
Time has come to confront your destination,
To leave behind all traces of society and civilization
To embrace an old friend you stopped running from.
After a long time, joining the Thursday writephoto prompt at Sue’s
The wounds sneak up slowly.
The blade and the belt catch you unaware,
On the precipice of the cliff
And the free fall into the churning tides.
You don’t recognize the relief you seek.
Is it from the intense sting of your welts?
Or from the powerful current you can never take on?
Or from the pointed rocks that tempt you to end it all….
That’s when the heartbeats race
That’s when a blush warms your cheeks
That’s when shivers flow down your back
That’s when your fingers tremble
You swallow and swallow hard
You close your eyes
Your heart comes to a standstill
Your soul sings a song to music unwritten
It’s the anticipation
It’s the breaths that you share
It’s the gentle fluttering of your eyes
It’s the best part of your first kiss