Waking Up

In the seconds between deep sleep

And slippery conciousness

Sometimes I feel like a galactic receiver.


This morning, out of nowhere,

Clicked a thought pattern

Clear as crystal:

'Rationalise – theorize – extemporize – philosophize.'

And I pushed back: 'But I am an animal!

Physical - emotional - amoral -  temporal.

HA! Checkmate!'


I rose from my pillow, toddled to the bathroom

And splashed my face with cold water,

A little vexed with such pointed intrusion.

Pressing into the soft towel I had to smile:

I didn't know whether to pound my fists

On the hard earth

Or lift my fingers to the sky!


But I do wonder

Whether anybody else

Has such strange experiences.







Heady Idea ►


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Wed 22nd Jul 2020 22:47

That was a fun read. Not sure if it was meant to be a fun read, but it was for me. I enjoyed that poem.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 8th Jul 2020 11:43

Freda! How wonderful to see you again. And you are still active with your splendid talent! I really do enjoy this site, and all the diverse people it enables me to 'know'. Poetry and commentary are very personal avenues of association.

Sometimes, I think words rival even hugs. For me,the world spins on Words and Hugs or maybe more so, Hugs and Words, HWOUGRDS. (I'm being dopey!)

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Freda Davis

Wed 8th Jul 2020 08:25

Hi Cynthia, lovely poem. It does resonate with me.
Sorry I neglect this lovely place. Where does time go?
I am writing a Graphic novel. Not much poetry these days.
I have just popped in a poem from around 1962 with a photo from this Spring to accompany it.
Spring is timeless.
I am so pleased to see you are still here, and still writing.

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Paul Sayer

Sat 4th Jul 2020 15:22

Almost daily Cynthia.

I had an internal dialogue going on for over an half an hour whilst driving home... sometimes I wish they would leave me alone.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 4th Jul 2020 14:09

I really do wonder.

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