PARALLELS #poetry by jay

If you listen and promise to hear 
I can go on in the carefree lusting after, this life
promised in securities, in monies, in ancient tableau’s
acted on stages and written on scrolls; and on cave walls 

Scratched and etched into hearts professed by apostles
by sages and the venerable teachings of all the religions 
the winnings dulled out to the dutiful players  
immortals, mortals, all the same faces 

Believe what you want no matter the villains
they come in your dreams and dance on your pillows 
the wakeful can’t hear them, they stage a rebellion 
and live in the parallels within the dimensions.

©Jay Mora-Shihadeh

Photo by Joshua Sortino on Unsplash


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  1. Enigmatic and beautifully crafted Jay…your signature, I dare to say:) Always a ride into the inner mind and your last two lines are so visual:
    “the wakeful can’t hear them, they stage a rebellion
    and live in the parallels within the dimensions.”
    I will be unconsciously looking for them now…upon awakening!

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