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Hidden Within: Short Story

Wandering the streets, searching for some different images to capture. I have walked this way so many times, that it seems pointless. Then I realise that I have never stopped for any length of time here. It is such a weird and wonderful image, how could that even be possible? So one day I did, I took the time to take it in, not just to make an image, but also to let my imagination wander. What could this be? What alternative purpose could it serve? In another world, or perhaps in this one? And, so, a story began…

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My Meditative Mind

Recline
Relax
No light
No sound
Doors closed
Curtains shut
Mind off
Am I doing this right?
This can't be right

Words © Neil Hayes and neilhayeswrites

Mall

Enter at your own risk
Pacification is everywhere
Watch your step
Keep your elbows in
Those eyes and smiles
Can they be believed?
Is fun really to be had?
Yet I feel fierce
This is duty
For love and family
My tour ends soon
Will I have to return?
Or can I be free?

Words © Neil Hayes and neilhayeswrites

Depths

Lurking beneath
Hidden currents
Shadows falling
Unknown creatures
Darkest blue
Uncomprehending
Pressure inexplicable
Ferocious cold
A peaceful wonder
One world within another

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Words © Neil Hayes and neilhayeswrites

Lying

Lying on your back the sky looks vast,
you feel so small.
The only way that perspective is gained,
don’t look away, accept.
Your place is here,
the time is now,
everything is before you.

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