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Stream of Consciousness (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

I am floating.

Relaxed, spinning
And star shaped,
Flowing with the current
Of my mind.

I am floating.

The guppies nibble
At my toes,
But something deep inside me knows
They're are distractions.

I am floating.

I hear the growl 
Of a bear.
Paws slashing through the air,
I am the salmon.

Rosy with love,
Glimmering with hope,
The jade beast
Wants to cannibalize me.

I am floating.

I do not dive deep beneath
To escape surface perils.
I am not consumed,
As fear was the missing spice.

I am floating.

And I am paused
By the rocks
Representing mental blocks.
So I let go,

Remembering that the pebbles beneath me
Were once rocks as well.
Oval and smooth
They have been softened by the stream that carries me now.


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