play this game with me

5 Aug

Pretend in a very real way that you have just been dropped into your life

from another realm

like one of those science fiction movies

where the protagonist

is time traveling or beaming into different places and times,

sometimes appearing

without clothing or a dime to his name,

only now, you are beaming yourself, like a lab rat

dropped into a maze,

into your own life,

with all its glorious conundrums and astounding beauty

that you can now see with an interloper’s eyes.

Pretend you don’t know any of your problems,

and you are learning everything anew.

Stumble through your first day

as if there are no patterns to uphold.

Meet everyone a stranger with a clean slate of interest.

Ask GPS the way to work, to home and to the park.

Wander into your obligations like a tourist.

Tour your neighborhood.

Go to the movies alone in the day.

Ask your partner to sit with you for tea.

When you read the leaves on the bottom and side of her cup,

tell her of this stranger, you, who has entered her life

and let her know you are not who she thought you were.

Close your eyes while the chocolate melts on your tongue

and travels down your throat,

enjoy the new land of your life

your body, a new suit,

and your life uncharted now

by your old, conditioned mind.

5 Responses to “play this game with me”

  1. Cheyenne MacMasters August 5, 2021 at 4:16 am #

    What a lovely surprise to see you anew!

    • marga t. August 5, 2021 at 10:35 pm #

      Hello there ~ So nice to see you! I peeked at your amazing unfoldings of late. I’m so excited for you next chapters! I’ll be back to your page as soon as I finish the end of summer school papers.

  2. Alison and Don August 7, 2021 at 3:09 am #

    Oh I love this. Sometimes I do it – for moments at a time I am outside of the old conditioned mind. Sustaining it seems not to happen, but it is enough to see, from time to time, with new eyes this life I call “mine”, which isn’t any such thing.
    Hugs Marga.
    Alison xo

    • marga t. August 7, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

      Hugs back, lovely Alison! I wonder if we practice this enough if we may be able to slide into many other viewpoints, like Being John Malkovitch but more fun. Whew, the returning again and again. I so appreciate your appearing despite the gaps in time. xx m

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