“You are too into your head”

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“You are too into your head”,
she said and a thunderlight struck my body.

First of all, word lightning feels like an unbearable fire
gorging and boiling within every cell;

Then comes the shock, the shivers and a
penetrating cold rises as the lone remnant of the previous fire
giving way to a moment’s realization:

You are
too much
into
your head.

Each line by itself is not threatening at all,
and perhaps each showing the way I conceived myself.

But put together, in the form of words within a whole stanza, it was as enlightening as flames:

I reckon that before I had felt blocked,
wordless among empty dunes of white,
without a fire to light the imagery in the middle of a thick dark night.

But it was precisely that,
an excess within one’s own head
that I somehow forgot how to see
whatever also lies around.

How’d I forgotten to see outside,
perhaps a bit too caught up among weeds
in the ways of thick jungles of fumes.

It was only a set-up forged by a clouded head
and the key was seeing a bit above
and realize
the key to getting out of one’s head
is mind itself.

Writer, saunterer, and tea contemplator. Stories get tangled among my hair and take the form of writings, poems and photography. Bilingual zealot.

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Isabel A Hermosillo

Isabel A Hermosillo

Writer, saunterer, and tea contemplator. Stories get tangled among my hair and take the form of writings, poems and photography. Bilingual zealot.

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