my heart is impetuous
as a recklessly held bowl of water
my lips dream
like a shipwrecked sailor
of other shores
storm-lashed I heave
perilous sea of dreams
in this thread-bare vessel
scant enough for me
a poor-man’s Vronsky
splashing eager footsteps
a whole quixotic waltz
with ablutions for my feet
blessings for Walter Mitty
all his shuffling love scenes
what, I ask, in crude reality
is the point of immortal desire
outsized in grandiosity
to what any human can deliver

Photo by Anas Hinde on

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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