Christopher Withers

Hidden Unknown - Poem by Christopher Withers

childhood: unknown excitation -
the world primordial-new,
mysterious place where
dreams are dreams and reality
of the unexpected

and then

adulthood: stale
ingrained pathways bleach
the world into
a sterile representation
of the dreams childhood grew.

on occasion: a thought,
moment or event,
triggers a resurgence of
this hidden 'unknown' and then -
it is gone
and a staid world remains.

how to break habitual chains?
how to regress to innocent state?
if we could,
would we?
should we?
or is it

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 11, 2009

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