Poems

Unchained keys

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

The day had beaten me up

Chewed up every strip of energy

 

The helpless struggle to seize the evanescent moments

Line them up and lecture order

 

Oh how the universe pulls at my puppet strings

Dancing, spinning, crouching, lying



I am bound in shackles of uncertainty

Paralysed by the piercing desire of my heart to control

 

Ready to hang my brain, I headed home

Eager to lend my eyes to a colourful screen

 

I was three doors away from my private square

Then it happened, all so suddenly

 

The silver and gold keys, chained in shiny Vegas and Hawaii plaques

Slipped through my fingers and disappeared into the narrow dark shaft

 

I stood in the elevator, gaping

Open-mouthed my panicked eyes searched for the keys

 

But the shadow-sunk hole had swallowed them

The keys to my door, the key chains that held my travel dreams

 

I stood outside of my four walls

With no promise of reentering 

 

The malignant day evaporated

The memories of it seemed brighter somehow

 

It didn’t matter anymore

All that lingered, was the fancy to get into my home

 

After patience-inducing hours of impatient waiting

I was inside my sanctuary

 

I left my to-do list to stay unchecked

It can wait

 

All can wait

It’s my turn to pull the strings

Have you ever had one of these days, when everything seems to go wrong?

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12 Comments

  1. Fantastic as usual. Did you manage to get your keys back?

    1. Thank you. It only happened last night, so we will see what the building manager says today. Wish me luck!

      1. Good luck to you!

  2. Too funny, but not much fun losing your keys! Hope you can find them! 🙂

    1. Thanks patty, in hindsight it is kinda funny!

  3. Interesting perspective. I hope you get them back!

    1. Thanks, I hope so too!

  4. Loved reading the poem, the flow of the words and the message in the end. Hope you get your keys back too.

    1. Thank you Megha <3 , I hope I get reunited with my keys soon too 🙂

  5. pawprintsandmint says:

    Good luck on getting your keys back! That is not a fun situation to be in, maybe the universe is hinting that some good luck is just around the corner

    1. Thank you <3 I hope so, bring it on universe 😛

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