Lucidly Waking

Awaken to a dream world built to seal you in
feel the atoms, digitized, flickering around you
feel the virus spreading rapid, overwhelming static
This dream is brilliant, ever still, lucidly evolving
into unknown tangents of gravel paths
or streets fresh-paved by alchemy
Is the sun above, or the stars below?
Directionless we wait
for creation to reveal itself
we wait until that day


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Tormenting distance always a shadow
this separated feeling from reality and you
Tonight I put my life on repeat for the millionth time
and sit here dreaming without ever closing my eyes

In these visions, I see red burning sunsets
that never descend below horizon's edge
I see clusters of stars raining galaxy hail
vast nebula clouds, our oceans to sail


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When convenience meets its limits
and cell phones become robots
and alternate realities
are simply sources of entertainment

Take away the lightning
take away the lighting
digital worlds will crumble
inside dying currents

back to reality
back to the stone ages
the dawn of the human race
animals, and dust, our nature

Let's see how civilized we'll be



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Like the taste of complete indifference
like the thought of knowing
such bitterness awakens
unrecognizable reflections
Consuming from within
a black hole beneath the skin
my body is a galaxy
beautifully self-destructing

Time heals no longer
only masks the bleeding body
only hides the leaking chaos
behind serene scenes of sunsets
painted by the numbness


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Behind the colors
vivid
such beautiful gateways
lucid
dreams await
and the mystery
is great
and we strive to uncover
the reality
of what's beyond them

Your eyes,

they hide
worlds and wishes

and behind them
concepts wait

and inside them
all your faith

is concealed



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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

I'm mesmerized by your thoughts. Great!


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Fascinating read, cool thoughts!


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

As you travel endless time and space, you render us all merely the tail of your comet.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

I LOVE your writing!!! It's like some fantastic new discovery each time you post a poem. Very talented!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Monumental. The words seem to glide and crash as fitting the messages. You're amazing.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Another incredible poem Ben. Love the metaphors here-very clever :-)


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

Wow! This was extreme!

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