soon

a crack runs
across the wall
every time
i see it
i swear that
it has gotten
noticably bigger

as a kid
my dad would
yell to stop
fingering at
the crack
which became
incrementally
more hilarious
the older i got

the wider that
it grew
the less anyone
else seemed to
notice
as if this
phenomenon was
for me to
witness alone

a crack runs
across the wall
finally grown
wide enough
that if i keep
my arms pressed
tightly to my side
i could sidle in
eventually go
far enough to
vanish completely

one of these days
i will let myself
explore the
void where a wall
once stood
disappear into
the land behind
and seek those whom
i hear whisper
deep in the crevice

not today
but soon

2 thoughts on “soon

  1. Mike I love this….immediately a poem that I read recently came to mind that I know you will enjoy it is from Adyashanti

    A Tendency to Shine

    If you prefer smoke over fire
    then get up and leave.
    For I do not intend to perfume
    your minds clothing with
    more sooty knowledge.
    No, I have something else in mind.
    Today I hold a flame in my left hand
    and a sword in my right.
    There will be no damage control today.
    God is in a mood to plunder your riches and
    fling you nakedly
    into such breathtaking poverty
    that all that will be left of you will be
    a tendency to shine.
    So don’t just sit around this flame
    choking on your mind.
    This is no campfire song
    to mindlessly
    mantra yourself to sleep with.
    Jump now into the space
    between thoughts and
    exit this dream
    before I burn the damn place down.

    Like many of your wonderful poems I smiled after reading this, the crack in the wall, the space between words, and here is a freedom there…..a peace from this “middle world” insanity

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