Opposite Bank

residing in numb grayscale
tones of comfort
time passes like a warm bath
occasionally regarded with
sorrow or dismay
memories of a world beyond
windows drawn with disuse patina
shared experiences give life, but
they’re always situated
on the opposite bank
of a sea of uncertainty,
and here the certain life
is solitary gray unchanging,
the result of a policy
of making plans you can count on
and magnifying differences
to justify keeping apart,
violent tides my epiphanies crash
upon the rocks of habit
much spray to contemplate
but not much change

Photo by Maksim Romashkin on Pexels.com

Published by Miles of Mindfulness

My name is Mike Bragg. I'm a Denver-based cycling enthusiast and a big advocate of mindfulness. I enjoy the outdoors, and I use mindfulness practices to help myself be more present with my adventures. I like to read challenging material, and I have a keen interest in ancient history and natural sciences.

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