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The Far Side of My Mind

I search for today in yesterday
on the far side of my mind

                               where left and right hemispheres never meet
                                      where an oasis builds a hut by the sea

                                        where social media cannot touch
                               where my alter ego can be alone

When the tide rolls in
a turquoise bay would greet me

                               before the quicksand resurfaces
                                     before their chains come to claim me

                                       before my logic swims with sharks
                                before an undertow sends me home

        Patricia Carragon