Waiting Room

Am I dreaming that I'm awake?
A linear narrative that could be our mistake?

Dreaming of limitations,
Impossible lies and permutations

Invented physics,
Preposterous statistics

A conjured reality,
Living a life of triviality

Mental abnormality
An immortal deluding it has mortality?

Is this all just a massive trip?
A nurological momentary blip?

Has my sanity just given me the slip?!

Copyright © 2023 Gareth David Ogilvie

Shadows & Mirrors

Burning lamps kiss the air tenderly
A soft whisper that whimpers gently
is lost in the echoes of the room

There is a broken wind that sporadically
gusts with a sharp yet controlled howl

Along the hall stands a grey weather
beaten figure, who glares into a dimly lit

The pale face that stares back, hag-ridden
and dazed, numb with guilt now

The shadows linger for a while, but
reflections, they never fade

Copyright © 2023 Gareth David Ogilvie