AMP. Always Electric.

Volume 2, No. 1

Doubly Blinded

Lost in a million ways
the mind devolves into
a doubly bonded light stream
digesting reason and moment.

I walk off the edge
letting go of habit
letting the body go limp
This is all I can do

When body is on fire
I quickly fight it.
I am not obsessed
with what urges combustion
for both body and fire
are mutating beyond control

Now is always useful
I simply blink my eyes
and shake my head in order
to see what is really out there

This is how difficult it is to see:

Sun shoots out threads
Man captures something
Body is now fire
I must put out its flames
I am working up to it
I am waking myself up
I am working myself...
Oh, look at that!
Look at what?
Look at that thing
And I look at that thing
and become lost in newer ways
Flames in the breast wobble
The one tooth I have left hurts
The little wisdom left in my grasp
is being gobbled up by the fire that gives it form
I am being urged to go limp

A short while ago
the Masons of the world
forgot how to build an arch.
My son wishes to be a mason.
I am not quite sure that he will not
suffer periods when he forgets himself

Still, fire is good when captured
It is best though when it captures itself

Sola Oyefara

Sola Oyefara, a Yoruba originally from Nigeria, is a husband and father of two, a financial analyst, and an Iraqi war veteran.