“I escape in the same mind that traps me.” — Malanda
“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” — Kahlil Gibran
“Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.”
― Orson Scott Card
metaphors, i write metaphors, i write in metaphors. i feel and fill in ways i’ve yet to learn to phrase or pronounce. so I write metaphors.
If I write that I stand calm and breath best beneath a tsunami, what I really want to say is that the shower is a thinking place and warm water after a long day is a spiritual experience of sorts.
The exposure and vulnerability of writing, that too is an experience, a process of self empowerment that begs relinquishing power. Really,
“To write poetry, like sincere poetry, it is like performing heart surgery on yourself without anesthesia…in public…You are peeling back layers. You are dissecting yourself…You do not know what they [audience] is going to do when you reach into yourself and rip out your organs to be displayed.” — Amir Sulaiman.
So i write metaphors, i write in metaphors. So you understand that I am a carpenter, I make pieces, then i inhale the dust.
“I escape in the same mind that traps me,” whether trapped or escaping, i belong here. I walk away, I relapse, I reconnect, I justify, I fight, I stay and eventually, I leave. and I fall face first into paper and throw up ink all over it. I find metaphors, I find re-lease and peace.
“I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!” — C.JoyBell C.