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where do thoughts come from

“I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.”
Emily Dickinson

they are not you

my therapist says



i say

nodding a lie

i don’t know what she means


ever feel like there is three of you

roaming in a tight skull

dismantling every thought

all of them denying the ownership


where do thoughts come from

if none of me gave birth


they occur to you

Eckhart says

let go


why does it feel like i am discarding myself


did this poem occur to me

or conjured from deep within

where thoughts can’t go?


where do thoughts come from

i may never know

where do you think thoughts come from?



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  1. A poem to make me think!
    Thoughts are always part of me; even to stop thinking, I have to think. 🙂

  2. Beautiful and thought-provoking! Love the first few lines.

  3. I love this poem! Thoughts… yeah, where do they come from? Do thoughts come from desires? What causes competing thoughts? If you choose between competing thoughts, have you chosen against yourself or affirmed yourself? How would you know? Oh well, no answers. Just questions. Reply convention prohibits me from a longer response.

    1. Em says:

      It is an impossible one it seems, maybe it is only impossible to answer with language , maybe it’s a feeling….

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