Jhe

Mental Matters (x 2)

Speaking From Deadly Experience

i know a soul can't act
via the sub-conscious,
but through one's consciousness
it can tell a man
some of what that sub-conscious
saw, heard, and even did
during a psychotic split...

i wonder if
comatose people
can relate
to these things
and say how
their spirit felt
as their conscious
self stirred awake;

if they too sensed
fear at being separate,
that dread of being
not dead but
nothing more
than trapped within
an invisible skin
that has no shape,

no controllable form;
no influence over
what's going on
beyond
the searching of
their mind's
isolated eye;
if they too have a sense
of what it's like to die.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Soul Searching

The mirror presents me
with my body's interaction
with light

~ even the eyes
deflect the question
where am i?

...my being
lodged inside
the black hole of my mind.

 

Comments2

  • Lorna

    The first poem is so powerful, intelligent and I think very thoughtfully constructed........

  • Jhe

    thanks for reading and appreciating!

    (altho Speaking From
    Deadly Experience works
    on its own, it was written to
    explain my Soul Searching
    which was written first).



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