Tonight

It was like reality had achieved a dreamlike quality. My imagination, far too real. Time and all its physical dimensions had faded. Its passage was all in my head. I was stranded in this timeless space. Tonight, the universe had stopped expanding. It was just me and this one moment I was existing in. Of my existence I was certain for my thoughts evidenced the adrenaline coursing through my spirit. This grey smoke blackening my lungs was strengthening my soul in ways I couldn’t fathom. My words and thoughts were married together in a union blessed by the heavens. I spent the night looking down at my small baby hands. In those lines I could see a lifetime spent coursing through the wise words of this nation. My homelessness had died as I breathed in the child of this soil. I was letting life in and it changed me tonight. Tonight, time had stopped. Its shock still moments had made me eternal.



Essay by Sharanya Venkataraman
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Written on 2015-08-24 at 21:01

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
A revelation of sorts. A singularity where all became apparent and it did not matter who you were or where you were. I have only had this experience once in my life. And it was wonderful :) This is a brilliant piece.
2015-08-27


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
moments such as you describe, and describe well, are extremely difficult to put into words. i think you conveyed what you meant to convey, but there's no knowing, is there?

i like the prose-poem format.
2015-08-25


Ivan R
This sounds like an experience brought on by some kind of help by chemicals, like cannabis, like Ayahuasqa, like DMT, or LSD, the sort that helps the shaman to get to other realms, the spiritual world, and I like it, it is the opening of the doors of perception*
2015-08-24