Wednesday, February 16, 2011

In My Head

A thought that cannot be dislodged by q-tips
Is bouncing around my skull
Causing the playful havoc of my mind
I’m a photo of motion at night time

Like a calm sunrise after a hurricane
Like a typhoon after placid seas
This thought makes no sense
And came without warning

But there it is—
Its very reality belying its nature;
It cannot be and yet it is
So where a head (and heart) once seemed empty
Now a constant chaos reigns

And maybe it’s all in my head
A simple infatuation
A made up yarn or thread
But a story (if that’s what it is)
Is so exciting when you’re on the first page
So give me some advice and make it sage
And season it all over this mental soup I’m in
Cause I’m drowning and I forgot to swim
But the thought... it has not
It still does laps
In my head


  1. I totally love this.
    I can relate to it a lot.
    This is so well written, I wish I wrote it myself.

    Great work. As per usual.


  2. This is so beautiful. =) I like the images conveyed and my favorites lines are definitely "I’m a photo of motion at night time"... and "I'm drowning and I forgot to swim"...


    Take care and keep smiling. =*

  3. divine words,
    you are surviving since you are writing these fabulous thoughts.

    Welcome and Thanks for sharing.


  4. I really loved this, Fyodor. Those creative ideas that stick around and buzz around are the ones that are so fun to play with. So often they dart in and out and it's magic when they linger - even when they drive you nuts :)

  5. Oh, yes! I know the feeling you deftly express here. You captured it!

  6. Be careful with those q-tips. Sometimes they lodge those thoughts even deeper into your body!!!!!

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  8. It's just a thought, a bubble in the brain. It'll dissolve, and pass.

  9. @nothingprofound: Ah, but perhaps I do not want this thought to pass. ;)

    Thank you all for your comments. It is amazing how easily your words make my day. :)

  10. OH.. I can sooo relate to this, Fyodor...
    Thoughts bouncing back and forth.. making you think the unthinkable.. making you wonder why!!!

    Been there, my friend...

    And you've expressed it all so well here... Really liked this a lot!!! Loved the last stanza like crazy!!!!


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