In the gaze of the other

"My mistress' eyes are nothing…"

Stillness Still

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What shall I do when my skin pickles and my mind dries splintered?

I won’t stare into dirty window panes.

What shall I do when my eyeballs glitch shudder open-shut, right to left?

I won’t run, slaughter, spin out, or crash in stupor-ful grim.

Where shall I go when cars slam openings cabin space so tight it pierces skin?

To nowhere regret drives home.

How shall I survive the sandwiched time of somatic stares and twitching sleep–

unparalleled movement unceasingly on?

By leaving love notes in your lunch box and writing letters home.

Why do we contrive without power un-surrendering ourselves to the perpetual?

We won’t let the wheel go, let the world spin a’wheel.

Which is in? Which is out? 

What matters?

When will the uncleaved door bend, ope-crack and whistle in the sizzling windy train of space, 

belly breathe hoary air eons long, trellised and clinging to cilial body, shivering sensoranticipatorily?

When still–

Yet still–

Stillness is.

 

Pixabay: waterstillnesswoodnets

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