Empty Saddle Riders

When the mind is without thought

The silence buzzes

Shrieks

The area between the ears looms huge 

Like a four lane highway 

Empty of vehicles

But full of noise

Surging outwards to the ears

Searching

For sound 

When the eyes are without sight

Coloured lights 

Flash against black

Blue

Silver

Coiling

Roiling

The lack of thought is not silence

The lack of sight is not darkness

And it only takes one misscaught thought

To send the mind into motion once more

But in the non silent silence

And the flashing darkness

You can stand for seconds

In a controlled fall

Waiting for the mind

To start thinking again 

Then not allowing it to do so

Holding on

Holding on

Tell me

How

Long

Can 

You 

Hold

On

To 

Nothing?

5 thoughts on “Empty Saddle Riders

  1. Very thought provoking, for sure. And I absolutely agree that the lack of thought is not silence, just like I believe the lack of love is not hatred. There’s a fine difference, right?
    Loved this piece. How long can you hold on to nothing? As long as nothing keeps clinging to you, maybe?

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