Buck Moon ~ Part Two: Seeing Things

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The moon is a slice of paranoia tonight;
of reflection of things that provoke the naked eye—
I am lost
but certain of silent footsteps that accompany me
as the hills darken.
It’s funny how the human mind works,
diligently
when faced with misgiving
and lethargic when lounging, when at ease—
love, I am aware of peeling away of minutes,
of shadows
that lurk astutely in the subconscious.
The rustling of leaves;
I have stood many a time at the doorway of dreaming,
attended circles
where people moan with disbelief— what if I told you
that seeing things is another name for siding with truth,
would you side with me?
Would you step outside your comfort zone?
Would you take the leap?
The watery embrace of the sea;
there is a thin line
between what’s real and what the world wants us to believe.

 

 

Photo credits:  Reflection by Serenity Mitchell, Unsplash

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. Masterfully said. (Though I think that line often becomes very thick.)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  2. That is a very thin line, Sanaa. We have a right to stand and question that paranoid moon, don’t we?
    I admire your beautiful imagery, Sanaa. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Joel 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  3. Jae Rose says:

    Great to read you again Sanaa – as ever sweeping imagery and thoughtful lines

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  4. gillena says:

    ” I am aware of peeling away of minutes”
    i really luv this expression Sanaa and can be easily absorbed into this feeling

    Happy Wednesday

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

      Happy Wednesday!
      much love…

  5. I love the opening lines, Sanaa, the moon ‘like a slice of paranoia’ is very atmospheric and a little jarring, especially when paired with ‘certain of silent footsteps that accompany me’. The final lines are so true.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  6. Rommy says:

    One hopes for a meeting of the minds (and hearts) between those barriers. There might still be terrors to confront, but at least they can be confronted together.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  7. The “silent footsteps” gave me goosebumps. A beautifully crafted tale!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  8. Chrissa says:

    Feeling this today. That sense of the paranoia of attention is a vivid emotion. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Chrissa 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  9. Old Egg says:

    I am sure the world would have been very disappointed in humankind once they invented the wheel. From that moment on the world has been in danger. What a pleasure to have you recite or poems now Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  10. Sara McNulty says:

    Love, “doorway of dreaming”. Wonderful poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

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