Poetry

Third-Degree Lucidity

Written by Jacob Ibrag

‘Sleeping in front of a sun.’ Some decisions are

made with ease, no contemplating necessary. ‘Reaching

out into the fire.’ Autopilot mode, streaming agreements in a

sea of no’s. ‘Third-degree lucidity.’ And then somewhere along

the line of being, the mind begins anew. A medic reaching

consciousness in the middle of a battlefield. Clothes

soaked in red. Unable to tell the difference

between enemies and friends.


Photo by Pierrick Vam-Troost


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17 comments on “Third-Degree Lucidity

  1. So true about not distinguishing between enemies and friends

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  2. When one is dazed, or is not being mindful, there is a tendency to confuse earnest, constructively critical, friends with mortal enemies. Let there be little such confusion in your life, my friend.

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  3. Very well penned, and yes… The is a fine line between enemies and friendship. Always.

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  4. Powerful prose as always. I love to open your newest contribution here at WordPress because I know my curiosity is sure to be rewarded. No different today. Thanks for sharing resonating words that I feel give me not only pause, but another fine reason to employ my penchant for conscious thought and focus!

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  5. Sometimes we don’t even recognize we are in a battlefield until the battle is almost over.

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  6. Fantastic!!!! Beautiful Imagery.!

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  7. Well written and good use of imagery

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  8. Amazing imagery!

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