The mind makes stories

relying on the five senses,

dependent on synapses’ skills, 

right, wrong or on a sliding scale.


The mind hears stories

relying on the narrator,

dependent on the narrator’s skill,

entertaining, helpful, or otherwise.


The mind sees stories that the mind 

wants to see, and, sometimes, 

stories the mind doesn’t want,

right, wrong, or entertaining or not.


The mind, a world all on its own,

works all on its own until

it doesn’t. Then, slowly or quickly,

it pauses too often, or it stops, altogether,

or it falters just before it closes, or it closes.