I’d like to spend a day within your mind by Sam Hickford (Lucent Dreaming Issue 8)

& make a tent out of loose-fitting neurons:
a tabernacle in the daily grind
of contrapuntal voices overlapping.
I’d like to spend three years inside your mind
& build a temple & a sacred site –
an icon made of cerebrospinal fluid.
I made a cistern. Through the pitter-patter
of thoughts attacking like a thunder-storm
there is a reservoir which draws the mass
of hopeful yearnings, duly dissipated
in the vault of nervous nothingness.

Sam Hickford currently works as a carer in London, but was born in Rochdale. He has been a silent monk, a migrant worker, a teacher, a university note-taker and a tutor. He is a troubled Catholic convert. His poetry has been published in Ink, Sweat & Tears, Amethyst Review and Ancient Paths. He also has journalist work published in The Tablet and The Guardian, and a blog: Squidditas.
@squiddingness | squidditas.wordpress.com
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