Thursday, July 4, 2013

High Anxiety

Whether we want to admit it or not, sage smells sour in a rotten garden. Her thoughts are not clouded by what she thinks but it is the thoughts themselves that plague her. It brings her pain to contemplate and suffering to forget. There is no way out of her brain trap. She bangs on the glass inside her head as a tear falls down her cheek. She is blessed with so many problems and cursed with all her privileges.

"Why does her heart grow tired of all the worrying?", The small girl asks the reverend.
He responds by telling her that she has not confessed "those sins all pent up inside". The girl nods and looks one last time at the beautiful girl with the saddened eyes.

It is far worse when the heart breaks over time than all at once. It continues to bring us unhappiness when instead the moment of bliss shatters in one single moment. For many, the heart shall continue to beat, but to others it's just too much to fight. I'm often burdened by the thought that I will never stop suffering. I struggle with the concept that there will be more pain to come. the future holds no prospect of happiness, but instead a dark cloud of worry.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dirty Deeds

My hands trembled. I walked into the bar wearing my mothers high heels. I'm too young and its way past my curfew. The place is dark, the people talk and laugh amongst each other at small tables. people stand at the bar, waiving their money at the bartender.

"Hi" a guy in a black v-neck t-shirt and bright blue eyes comes up to me.
"Hi", I say trying to act cool

He asks me my name and then starts complimenting me on my outfit. I couldn't help but look at his arm band. It was silver chain with an inscription on it. He was allergic to something? Did he get seizures? I didn't understand why, but I felt something evil come over me. I felt possessed and upset. as he was telling me about his "cool band" called "the beefs", I looked at the glass of beer sitting on the table. All of a sudden I thrust the half full glass of beer at him. It drenched his torso, and he looked at me with the biggest look if shock. I didn't even apologize I just got up and walked out of the bar. I shuffled around in my purse for my cell phone. Shit it was gone. I shuffled around for my cigarettes. Good they were there.

The rest of the night was a blur. That's all I know.

"That's all you know?", the detective stared at me with a frustrated look on his face.

"That's it", I told him for the tenth time that evening.

It had been over 6 hours and I said the same strange story over and over gain. It was as if they believed me, but because it satisfied none of the gaps in the case I was fated to be scrutinized. I would rot here unless my memory returned. Wow this really was how people confessed to murders they didn't commit. How the hell was I going to get out of this?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

24 Hours

That day didn't seem particularly sad or unfortunate, but it pissed me off anyhow. It pissed me off because it reminded me of every other day. It had all the same mundane qualities that made me want to tear my hair out. It ate away ate me like ants on a decaying corpse. I didn't feel inspired or depressed, just stupefied. I didn't want anyone to relate to me, because I didn't care. I couldn't be bothered by more friends or more time with family. There was just a sense of boredom that came with my existence that I felt I couldn't escape. Deep inside I knew that escaping was the only possibility of keeping me alive. I couldn't go much longer in this complacent matrix. I wanted out.

My therapist was a tall blonde, with a short straight haircut. She had thin lips and big eyes, as if she spent most of her time shocked at her clients, and part of the time disappointed. I could hardly answer her questions at times because she would just look at me with such a strained sense of confusion. Was I her only patient? I thought to myself.

"So why don't you just escape?", she said as she twirled her hair like she was flirting with a high school quarterback. I'll admit that I didn't quite know what to say. It woke me up though. Even after all the coffee I had that morning, I felt sluggish until she asked that question. For some reason I felt strangely offended. I had thought of this question countless times before, yet when she said it out loud, it sounded foreign.

"And where would I escape to?" I said trying to act as if her forwardness hadn't bothered me at all. I could see her eyes getting thinner as she tried to read how I reacted to her question. She was very obvious about it, and so it took her a while to compose herself and answer.

"Anywhere you want!", she exclaimed acting like a teenager all caught up in the moment. She was either very youthful or just immature, I hadn't decided yet.

The session ended quite quickly after she couldn't get something that she wanted from me. Her wide expressive eyes began fade, as her eyelids began to droop. She didn't look excited anymore, just disappointed. I wasn't at all bothered by this. I began think of the possibilities. I went over the details of my life with a fine tooth comb. I didn't feel very proud, or nostalgic. I was more excited flipping through a magazine. All I could think about were the vivid images of living: Surfing, meditating, hiking, diving off cliffs. I didn't want to be a tourist, I wanted to be completely integrated. I wanted to be free.