The Burden of Insight

You know that feeling right before insight?
It’s like you can taste the news
but your brain can’t quite see it.
Like your body knows a secret
and can’t tell the mind.
Or is it the mind that’s refusing to know?

It is a scary time, that moment
between dreaming and awakening.
It is an exciting time, the bent bow
ready to let fly the arrow.
It is a time of heartache when
knowing the path is walking the path.

When potential energy and kinetic energy are fused,
there’s no distance between intention and action,
choice narrows and seeing becomes doing.
And so, the mind refuses to see
what the body already knows.

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