Psycopath – for Prompt 32 – Bridge

English: Amygdala. Part of the social brain.

English: Amygdala. Part of the social brain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They say there is such a short distance
within the cerebral cortex to theย amygdala
Tenuous bridge of thought that shimmers
with indeterminate, uncontrolled
reptilian response

These furrowed roads within
are fortune’s fool
and character as destiny trembles
on this molten precipice
behind the tears you show
in bright blue eyes

the impulses of anger, need
and overwhelming, demanding greed
and cruelty’s deep and fragrant seed
are very close, so close indeed….

Come cross this bridge with me….
Spin through temporal lobe epilepsy
The winding gyre unravelled and free….

Your lips are a whiplash memory
An insolent type of imagery
To show the travel propelling
across such ledges deep within
the way behind breaking like a ghost
in alien, ancient skin

The way is crossed
and in this world outside
another life is lost
you pay your ferryman
in pain and sin
And wait for further impulses
across this narrow bridge
to yet again begin
to yet again begin…….

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

For mindlovemisery’s prompt 32 at :

A bit of a macabre bridge I chose, but I’ve just been watching a courtroom drama series about a serial killer…. ๐Ÿ™‚

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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18 Responses to Psycopath – for Prompt 32 – Bridge

  1. Well done Helen great take on the prompt. I like the reference to the ferryman, so in keeping with the life of the serial killer, like he makes a permanent booking.

  2. Skye says:

    This is incredible, Helen!!! Wow! I love the intensity of it throughout. ((is it just me or does the brain look like a scary teddy bear wearing sunglasses?) xxxx ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh this is brilliant I had a feeling you’d use the brain somehow, I agree with Skye there is amazing intensity to this piece

  4. thesewordsiwrite2012 says:

    With certain words you chose, I get such a sinister vibe from this piece. Excelllent as always!

  5. haunting to say the very least – enjoyed Helen – I haven’t even begun mine – been Christmas shopping!

  6. SSMatthews says:

    oh, very nice, felt a shiver as I read!

  7. phylor says:

    powerful imagery. an adventurous and dangerous bridge to cross?

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