Your Mind, a Shark

Your mind is a shark, moving

for a living.

In the depths, layered currents flow;

but when you dive

below the waves of daily life,

you cease to hear your thoughts and believe

you have found

stillness,

darkness and emptiness.

The pressure is too high; you want to rise

back to the surface, where words tell

you what you’re thinking:

dishes, bills, annoyances, neediness —

all those little quandaries.

But the deepest current is not

silent or still or barren.

It’s quicksilver at lightspeed, too fast

to hear, too refined for words.

Here, at maximum depth,

is you, your soul:

the thoughts you can only feel

in your gut, the thoughts you must enact

instantly,

or else sink.

 

 

 

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