Tangled Web

What a tangled web
Our mind weaves within,
Deep in the dark empty halls
Of the subconscious where
Screams and laughter
Echo off the peeling walls.

A veritable spider’s loom
Strung with glistening threads
Of half-remembered memories
Slipping slyly through the
Dreams that dissipate
When reason wakes.

A beast just waiting patiently to
Jump out at you from the shadows
In the deepest dark of a moonless night
Or in the bright warm light of a sunny day
It sits there on its hairy haunches
Ready to hunt you and take you down.

A magic mirror of perception
Reflecting madly, distorting facts
Twisting thoughts and feelings
Sometimes granting wisdom
Your greatest enemy and
The best friend you ever had.

Undecipherable scribbles
Covering the inner workings
An enigma, a maze, a labyrinth
No signed routes to follow
Each single trembling step
A blind leap of hard won faith.

What a tangled web
Our mind weaves within,
Deep in the dark empty halls
Of the subconscious where
Screams and laughter
Echo off the peeling walls.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

Tangled Web

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Poem to go with my illustration in the Head Space series.

I thought it fitted in well with the fact it’s almost Halloween… :-)


MCN: CLWM3-V4TS4-K5ASP

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