Changes in the Air

Music – Existential Mocha

Changes in the air
Sometimes, you wake up from the night before,
 …. the next morning,
 Different from the person you once were…
 …. and yawning,
 Asking yourself, is this right?
 To feel this way so often,
 …. And discovering the previous day’s thoughts still haven’t softened?
I am none too sure,
 … maybe it is. Perhaps it’s perfectly natural,
 It’s simply the brain rendering new contours…
 … and not the supernatural, but merely the mindfully nocturnal!
And yet, it happens so frequently,
 … and it’s not that l am ‘not’ yet awake,
 And these thoughts are swimming dreamily,
 Around and around inside my mind like a niggling headache…
 … no, that’s not it. That’s not right!
 They are determined and precise in the way they invade,
 …. my waking space each morning from the previous night!
 Therefore, one must assume that the thoughts stayed…
…. From the day before,
 From the person you once were,
 That person from yesterday,
 … thinking this way,
 No different to the previous day,
 Still thinks this way, and the thoughts weigh …
 Heavily upon your mind,
 …. You slept on them,
 And yet, still, they stayed behind …
 So that when you awake next, they too have become…
 Part of you,
 … part of the very fabric of your life,
 They are now intrinsically true …
 … to the woven materials of your mind’s mental wildlife!
Perhaps, that is exactly what it is,
 …. The beautiful complexity of thoughts and philosophy,
 Biorhythmically working on the analysis,
 Of nightly excursions into the darkened honesty.
 …. Our cynicism of us,
 … The reality of us,
 … The fuss of us,
 The unnecessary superfluousness … 
 of us …..

© Rory Matier 2021

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8 thoughts on “Changes in the Air

  1. I’m not much of a poet and I never think my photography is good enough. It’s hard for me to judge. I see other people’s photography and it always looks so much better than mine. So I guess someone else will have to judge my work because I can’t.

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    1. Your comment is a fair assessment and honest observation. Marilyn, l never think any of my stuff is any good. People tell me, and l thank them, but they are course, the better judges of the crafts l follow than l 🙂

      Our innerness tells us, ‘ Ooh, this is good, but that is usually for us. It’s a real treat when others compliment something we, too, thought was good, though 🙂

      What l can’t stand is when some people will boast how good their crafts and arts are, and whilst l fully support confidence, l think some people should practice a bit of modesty.

      This whole you must love yourself first before you can love others has always irked me as it can lead to cockiness and over-assuredness, and whilst as a positive trait, it can be a nice element, other times it just produces a form of arrogance in people.

      The best l can hope to achieve is that l still enjoy specific crafts l am personally engaged with – writing, photography, poetry and composting. If others recognise my passion and love it as l do, that is also a bonus.


      1. I know a lot of writer, artists, performers — and no one ever seems satisfied with their work. I think I get some nice pictures, but they aren’t the quality I’ve seen in other people’s pictures. This might be because of how I take pictures, often through glass and without any maneuvering room. But it’s also that I simply won’t work in RAW. The photos are HUGE and I’m trying to retain a bit of hard drive space. I really can’t afford another computer. I haven’t even finished paying off THIS one yet.

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