Last night I escaped flesh and bone, hair and collagen
Swirled in a million shades of midnight
Exhaling blue overflow and soft spiky edges of infinity
Shedding layers of surface in waves of shimmery

I came to a crossroads somewhere in this new expanse
To my right flowed and shook open flightless waves
Stars and waterfalls of sensations and collective memory
Endless journey and discovery called me to His side

On my left was an anchored space that whispered velvet
Tucked behind the brightness and sharp sides
I would be safe within a womb of metered silence
“Sensory disconnection” it screamed as it shrank and grew

For Day 16 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, invites us to write a poem where the speaker travels to a parallel, but infinitely remote, universe

Image by Shelle Kennedy



10 thoughts on “Left or Right?

  1. It seems like the choice is between a confining sort of safety and exploration. But it also seems that safety has a quixotic side of its own, with no promise of real stability. I am enjoying unpacking all the wonderful imagery you’ve got here.

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