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The Dormant Snake

by Ellen Tran 4 years ago in surreal poetry
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Hopelessly in Search of Meaning


Unable to find my footing, I move sideways.

Clarity hides from my mind, blocked by the haze of uncolored days,

like the sky in the midst of Winter, it leaves me lifeless.

I am stuck.

Trudging slow, in old-stricken ways, new passions betray me.

How can I cry, feel anything real inside

when body and mind cannot align.

But I am strong,

grateful for gratitude's practice.

Floating along, this crumb of hope — it carries me.

I'm able to fair.

I'll get there, surely.

Fear returns and

days are not days.

They become more like

hours of worthless recording, cut.

Deleted scenes,

no impact.

Night time awakens,

that which lies dormant

in the depths of my longing,

where divine shine burns brightly.

For now, or never, how ever more I can take, before I'm unable to wake.

Wake up from this burdening dream.

Unable to shake, but able to face

feelings of feeling nothing.

I am unable to see it.

Able to feel it,

but unable to act,

Able to be.

Make it clear!

Tell me how I shall grow, what wondrous colors are bound

to show.

Show the world my being has meaning,

a purpose to hold.

Quiet down. Quiet there,

my dear.

You're thinking in circles,

it's so very clear.

When all is still

and the inner light appears

it quivers,

wakes all those who hear.

There's the answer!


and so willing.

A soundless care,

a fold in space where nothing is feared.

It doesn't exist, out there,

But in here, sitting patiently,


A priceless jewel, nowhere to be seen,

hidden in mindless depths

only to be found.

surreal poetry

About the author

Ellen Tran

Curating my inner divine light for viewers and listeners

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