Monday, 15 October 2018

WEP: This is how you know

The body does what the body does. It listens to you all the time, does what you tell it to; though you may not hear yourself.

Does that surprise you? You know you’ve been here many times and yet, you can’t help yourself.

This is how you know when something feels right or wrong or confused.

This is how you know when two bodies are working separately or as one. This is how you know when one body hears the other body. Or it is tied up in knots of not knowing.

This is how you know when you’re fussing and you’re in danger of cutting off your breathing underwater.

This is how you know that having a new hairdo is not going to clean up the mess on the ocean floor.

This is how you know that steam cleaning your favourite curtains will do nothing to the cobweb of doubts clogging up your bloodstream.

This is also how you know that a beautiful mind holding your hand and willing your tired limbs to swim another half-mile is everything you need to know.

This is how you know that you must have done something good in another life, because your twelve year old daughter is weaving some thoughtful magic like that.

And you shed tears that remind you that this is life, just life.

That’s how you know déjà vu.


©Adura Ojo 2018

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