12 November 2009

Hold Onto The Thought


In ending the whole notion of
permanence presents fresh
dilemmas; an ‘if it is there
tomorrow it’s probably real’
sense of shaken confidence
survives where solidity was
once so enduring in the
mind’s manic games

If you think it is that way,
it is, you used to say and it
was for at least as long as
you held the thought; ‘the
World must have changed
as I slept’ explains why you
think you felt completely
different on waking

Hold onto the thought –
you’ve paid handsomely
for a dilemma you now
own outright, complete
with lifetime warranty and
unlimited on-site repairs
absolutely guaranteed to
keep you wondering ...
© 3 October 2009, I. D. Carswell