Stopped by the side of the road
Caught between a thought and not a thought.
I smile and say just a moment.
No one is listening.
If only it all would pause for just a little while…
And I could forget the rest.
And then a wave of nothing passes through me.
When everything that we count on to keep us distracted from soul hunger disappears and yet somehow we remain, what is left?
A girl standing in the desert by the side of the road
Photographing an enchanting paint splash on a telephone pole,
Somewhere between a thought and not a thought
Lost in the universe, still making art.
There’s a traveling girl reaching through my hands
Curiously testing the lock on every door she stumbles across
As she explores this most interesting realm.
This world with all its laws that seem so real
And she laughs at the part me that believes they are.
There’s a traveling girl,
Timeless, brilliant and mad to live on the edge of every truth ever told
Every rule ever made, every game ever played.
She enjoys the view through my eyes
She thinks outside my mind
From a deeper place inside…
And she never ceases reaching through my hand
Towards the handle of every door that I’d always planned
(For practicality’s sake)
To leave unopened.
She’d prefer the locks be broken
The words be spoken
And reality tested
Till it’s forgotten or bested
By this traveling girl
Exploring this fascinating world ~
Where people believe in the rules of time
The limits of gravity
And oh so gladly
Follow the standards set
By all the others that explored this place before…
But not her
None of the rules apply to her
Because she’s just a traveler passing through.