Searching,
Searching the darkness for threads of light
Empty, mindless, searching.

Knowing,
Knowing the mind is void of rational thought
Certain, mindless, knowing.

Emotions,
Emotions that waft like mist in an emerald valley
Free, mindless, emotions.

Impulses,
Impulses rehearsed in the clear light of darkness
Choking, mindless, impulses.

Control,
Control as elusive as honesty in politics
Surreal, mindless, control.

Calm,
Calm at the eve of a storm
Pervasive, mindless, calm.

Searching for substance
Knowing where impulses lead
Fearful emotional response
Surreal control the only offering
Madness in life the outcome.

Calm in the eye of a hurricane… mindfulness.

Shelley Ann Vrgleski