Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vertigo




The room spins

as a slideshow

rollercoaster

out of control.


Balance

interrupts

body and mind

encircling visions.


I stand falling

to the left

to the right

unsure.


Eyes flicker

as pixels on

a computer screen

cross-eyed.


Unsteady

fear born

freefalling

without wings.


Drunk

without alcohol

a sobering

disease.


Sporadic

movements

gestures of

dizziness.


I lay softly

as snow on branches

still in the midst

of chaos.


Yet the room spins

a monotonous carousel

counterclockwise

undetermined.


Stop the motion

meandering madness

and let me see

a still life.


3 comments:

Jane Doe said...

I like this one a lot. Very descriptive. It drew me in immediately.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Jane Doe - Thank you. I figured if I'm going to suffer through it I may as well write about it.

RNSANE said...

This is a wonderful description, Jo - makes me feel so bad at what you suffered. I hope it never returns!