My mind melts, like ice on sherbet Under a pink moon In a summer glaze A resolve that breaks A resilience that fails Poison on the rocks Trickling into nooks Golden liquid, crimson tears Soothing with shallow intoxication Pain of the mind, not of the soul!
I am wandering, wondering How to balance life To surrender or strive To capture the moment Or let the memories fly by! In the space between thoughts Where I often feel lost I am seeking answers To saunter, gallop, or stop?
Sublime requests Of my creative mind Overturned by demands Of a cerebral strife. Shackled to cubicles, Paints and brushes Paper and ink Yarn and hooks Painfully exchanged For butter and bread. Amusing musings Garrulous silence Thoughts playing Hide and seek in My restive mind Wanting to break free Of the daily grind. Unfinished pages now Brittle and yellow Mocking blank canvas Waiting for a splatter Of pictures and words. My mind is where I left the crochet hook An unfinished work I can’t wait to unravel Start the lace afresh As new patterns emerge.
Time after time I return to the glade Of joyous thoughtscape Silver dandelion Golden sunrays Aroma of a picnic lunch Love notes in the basket In windswept letters On fragile paper Gossamer stories Of loving, leaving, longing Blowing in the breeze With yellow petals Wrinkled memories
Rescue me from The web of cerebration Crushing my innards Clutching my heart Maddening my soul With another bout Of stifling anxiety! Thoughts growing Like tendrils within me Squeezing, squishing Body, spirit, inside out Squirming in my brain Twisted imagination Triggering a volcano Of anguish fear, guilt The demons they win; Primeval joy, lost in the din!