In the midst of this bright screen i sit,
fingernails ticking on top of keys,
tempted to begin with,
” Once upon a time ” or
” In the beginning there was heaven and earth ” .
Cold sweat emerge from my pores,
my hand, moist, i hold my head in frustration.
My mind is not blank, no,
My mind is an electronic device with thousands of tabs open,
popping up with ideas,
Which one is good? Which one isn’t cliche?
Eyes, searching surroundings, hoping to find a divine intervention.
Frustration, anger, impatience and other mixed emotions inside me,
all mixed together like a bowl of soup,
but each standing out, holding their own uniqueness.
Seizing a moment for myself,
i stepped outside for a walk under the moonlit night.
The purpose was not to search for better ideas,
but to gain a lucid mind.
To clear my mind was needed.
I needed to observe and experience serenity,
and something about nightly hours, is placid.
Perhaps it’s the gentle, cool breeze that blows
against the skin, leaving goosebumps in it’s wake
or the sound of silence,
but not silent enough, considering the night creatures singing their natural hymn.
This efficacious stroll brought me a sense of peace that i have been long longing for.
I return home with a light head
and i light heart, back in the chair where i sat
In the midst of this bright screen.