Distance creates in the mind
a fondness for closeness
for knowing what is important
and what is most meaningful
If you take the time
to separate yourself
from your self
You will see what I mean
Create the space
and you will find
the gaps in the clutter
Open your heart
and you will feel
the space between the beating
The flutter of thoughts
escape from the crevices of mental caverns
The soft sinews of stolen moments
So take the time to find them
Here is your task
Escape that which you’re immersed in
Plunder your long-lost memories
to find the passions of your youth
those lonely obsessions
that you alone could feel
in a distant time
in a solitary place
and find yourself
In the distant spaces you once knew so well
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This post was previously published on Nerve 10 and is reprinted with the permission of the author.
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