Figuratively Speaking… “Stop My Head… I Want To Get Off!”

… Blacking-Out the… ‘Hippocampus’,
Taught me how to Open ‘Doors’
and led me along [Strange] Corridors
… where I would need to Learn
to swap ‘Fear’ for ‘Curiosity’ inside
the dark, depths of the ‘Amygdala’.
“Husssh” resembles rubbing feathers
… yet, is actually the [Inner]
Sensation of ‘Falling’… or,
‘Detaching’ one part of the ‘Self’…
“Catch me if you can… Slowcoach!”
Hearing someone ‘Talk About You’
… whilst, they are unaware
that you are close-by listening…
is a ‘Dimension Shift’, after a fashion
… and, this can be manipulated
to P-u-s-h into a form of ‘BeNDing’…
‘Energy’ is a Fuel… Never a Prisoner!
My Parents were Vehicles [Only]
… I ‘Shape’ myself with the Hammer
that awaits at each [New] Year-Ending.
Born around the middle of the day
of the [Pagan] Midsummer’s Eve
… I started kicking-my-way through
as the Witching Hour… creaked Ajar.
I Refuse to stay ‘Condensed’…
I will Not ‘Settle’ into the ‘Mundane’
… I am here to ‘Develop’ [Further]
not ‘Stagnate’ in amongst ‘Those’
who don’t even Understand the Journey…

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.