One-track Mind

I am there
In the middle of
The pulsing crowd
But somehow
I am not
 .
Their loud sounds
Cheers
Shrieks
Whistles
And conversations
Are drowned out
By my inner noise
 .
I don’t look up
At the bright neon light
Water displays
Or taxis
I simply
Walk on
 .
A destination
Clear in my head
What I want to do
Where I want to go
That is
My flashing neon sign
 .
My feet are the taxi
The noise is my thought
Pounding and pulsing
Like the crowd
That seems at rest compared to me
 .
I push through them
As if they are grass
And I am walking past
As if through an empty gold field
Hearing the noises
Not once
As they tell me to
Look up
.
The voices told me to look
For life
For the future
So I wouldn’t be alone
 .
I didn’t listen
I drowned them out
In inner silence
With only the fast wind
Pressing my cheek
For maybe the last time
As a reminder
Of the life outside mine

2 thoughts on “One-track Mind

  1. beautiful, although by the end a little sad. I could be reading my own thoughts (in regard to the sad feel at the end) in your words–for I often forge ahead blocking out the voices that press around me. really lovely.

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