Posts Tagged ‘Life’

This is it.
The blue pill
or the red pill.
Before now,
the decision would have been
swift and sweet.
That one pill would be journeying
down my throat already.
But now my matrix has shifted.

So I stare hard at both pills,
praying to both for a clue
on the path to tread,
but they shine blue and red
back at me.
Nah, no clues there.

I look up
and catch the confused image
of me staring back at me
in the round dark shades
that frame morpheus’s eyes.
Any clue?
Maybe a wink?
Or a quivering brow?
Nah, no clue here either.

Up and down.
Left and right.
Front and back.
No clue anywhere.
The only path for me,
now leads within.

What to do?
Embrace the known,
stick to the familiar,
and play it safe?
Swallow the blue pill
and rock not the boat?
take the bold risk,
step into the rabbit hole
and emerge out of the cave
into the sun,
feel the warmth on my face
and hazard a sunburn?
Swallow the red pill
and stir the still quietness
of my world.

Only if I could,
I would swallow you both.
The endless dilemmas
that fate beseech our hearts with
from birth till death.
The unfair setups
to ensure we don’t have it all
at once.

With a trembling hand
I reach out for the pill.
My heart breaks,
yet it is stilled by
the words my soul whispers.
To be or not to be,
like every great man,
I must learn to do epic shit
even with fear nibbling at my guts.

Now I turn to the east and wait
for the heat to hit me
face first.