my eyes are open, and i sleep
in a world my thoughts alone do keep
so long since i’ve been here,
thick dust covers every mirror
i dust it lightly and still face,
transparent eyes dart around the place
turning then, self not quite found
i discover me – i’m all around
dark, light, liquid, solid, air
life itself, because i am there
my lonesome mind creates men,
and very soon introduces sin
she’s everywhere, a gorgeous sight
but all too perfect to be right
hum with boredom, uncreate
wonder of mirages’ fate
start anew, on canvas vast
mind is bound, recent past
struggle, think, force a thought
that somewhere else has been not
mind mind – should, but, who?
what am i, if not you?
everywhere i thought was me,
but really is my mind i see.
something else, outside within
destroy, create, disobey again
confront you, if i knew but how
infinity between us now
can my mind mind my mind,
if my mind my mind can’t find
i hide, it hides, we’re hidden
in our world, we’re forbidden
we cannot, i cannot, KNOW
if in or out we cannot go
stuck. fast, slow. time.
you, me, us, i – rhyme.
distinct, i thought, not now.
can we understand it anyhow?
slipping further, so it seems
world thinks an idle mind dreams.
excuse me world, but let me doze
its not often i’ve dreams like those