Dark Forest of My Mind

Sometimes I meander aimlessly through the dark forest of my mind.

Too many large evergreens with vine-like branches popping up widely,

their thoughts interwoven between the circuitry and wiring of my brain.

Can’t decide which way to go and where I should stay.

Hard to keep grounded on one thought, before climbing to the next.

Mostly, my thoughts are deciduous in nature,

reaching their colorful autumn peak,

before I fully capture their beauty.

Attempting to capture each falling leaf,

before it mixes in with the rest,

crumbling and disintegrating beneath me.

Unable to fully grasp and remember,

I stumble to the next thought

and the next,

until I am worn out.

Hard to stay focused on one branch

until one slaps me hard in the face,

stinging me to awareness,

awakening my senses,

leaving a lasting impression into my memory.

An idea plants itself inside my mind long enough,

until I am finally able to follow through,

stay focused,

complete a task.

accomplish a goal

write a poem,

an outline,

a chapter,

a book.

Complete living

my unfinished life,

until I reach my final destination,

as determined by God.

~written by Susan Walz


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