Nancy Vorkink

Rookie (New York)

All In The Mind - Poem by Nancy Vorkink

All in the Mind



Is life a game -

We play to win in the mind?



Yesterday the Great Pretender pulled

The wool tightly, lengthened the story.

Sadly, with bright eyes, it

Touched many people.



Today Lonely Girl moved outside

Weary eyes looked up to the sky

A spirit reached down

She hesitated to reach this light.



Two personas of the mind

Play tag, in prime time

Catch me if you can

Says one to the other.



“I can do anything, ” the one said.

“I am not worthy, ” the other said.



Reality checks

It’s raining hard.



The Witness, detached, enters

This story, well-equipped.

Disengaged from the dialogue

Watches over in silence.



Empty out the mind.


© 2000 Nancy Vorkink


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006



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