Tunneling Into The Mind

Written for:  Sunday Muse #53


Photo by Josiel Miranda from Pexels

In my mind’s eye
I see you,
my lost little girl,
all in yellow.
Oh, how you loved
that color. Said
it made you feel like
you were wearing
the sun. Why  am I
seeing old railroad
tracks? Back when you
were a little girl,
there was only grass.
Now I know
what they mean
by tunnel vision.
There is an object
you want to reach.
In this, my waking
dream, it seems
to be a boat sitting
on top of a casket.
It looks familiar
in my mind’s eye.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Tunneling Into The Mind

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    Sometimes in life we have tunnelvision but looking back it all becomes more clear. Love the feel and message in this Sara! Wistful and beautiful!


  2. kanzensakura says:

    Sad but beautiful. Hindsight is always 20/20 they say. The looking back and seeing the little girl…


  3. Ed Rigg says:

    “Thank Heaven for little girls.”
    Loved the way you brought your little girl into focus.
    “Said it made you feel you were wearing the sun.” ~ loved that particularly.
    Enjoyed every line, Sara.


  4. robtkistner says:

    Wonderful write Sara. I love these visual propte because they allow the mind to open completely to original thought and structure. I loved Tess Kincaid’s Magpie Tales visual prompts from years ago! She posted the greatest surreal photos and l paintings. Brilliant! This one here today on Sunday Muse was extremely promising. Had a great time writing to its inspiration. I am thinking I will take a break fron dVerse, and follow these visual prompts awhile!


  5. Vicki says:

    Loved this haunting tale, nice write, Sara.


  6. Susie Clevenger says:

    I wish hindsight would arrive sooner.


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