I paint the picture with an askew frame of mind
You would have to tilt your head to get a better look
And even then, it would be half the journey to deciphering
The pages zerg rushed by the slickness of my ink.
The slant of my nature is not intentional
The same can’t be said about my ability to encumber the page
Of my journal, with words. I pour; heart and soul,
With Victoria Falls-like velocity
Try not to pass judgement till you witness
How Italics look upright given my point of view
Also, the reverse is true.
If ever I’m not in control of my state of mind
I hold tight to the steering wheel till I make it mine
Letting go of all the baggage,
Letting it slip through my fingers with a likeness similar to
Attempts at getting a firm grip
On the definitive shape of water.
– O.D. ©2019
Art by: kevron2001
Thank you to everyone who commented and gave me advice on my post The Flow (Part 3). You didn’t have to, and yet you did, and I truly appreciate all of your kind words.
I have been focussing on the things I love doing. Using all my energy to stay productive and continue ongoing projects. The alternative is getting stuck in my head and at the moment, it’s not the cosiest place.
Enjoy your week 🙂
5 Replies to “Off-Kilter”
I love the illustration you have chosen for this poem. A light bulb shattering with an illuminated flower bursting forth. And you are not alone…none of us need to get stuck in our heads no matter how cosy they may be. Onwards ever onwards.
Thank you so much Anne. The head can be tricky place at times 🙂🙂🙂 onwards!
Like victoria falls like velicity.. great photo and apt for the post. You have a great way with words
Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂
I love the use of imagery in this poem, it does paint the picture.