Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Sometimes My Mind Wonders

Sara E. Walker


Sometimes my mind wonders when I don’t have it locked down
I try to keep it under lock and key, but when I am not looking it is set free
It loves to dive deep, deep within the sea, looking around at what used to be
It loves to lurk around castles, around caverns, around caves
One day I caught it in an atom trying to persuade the proton and electron to play

Sometimes my mind wonders when I don’t have it locked down
I tried to keep it under lock and key, but when I was not looking it was set free
I have tracked it to the boardwalk where it was looking at trees
It loves to take the stage with Shakespeare himself
One day I caught it with a bomber, Oh, I mean, a stealth

Sometimes my mind wonders when I don’t have it locked down
I no longer try to keep it under lock and key, I always set it free
We have followed Ivy, the Oxonian barrister, through her daily deeds
We went to England to meet the Queen of the Tudor Dynasty
One day we went to the hill, to Lincoln, to sit at his knee

Sometimes my mind wonders when I don’t have it locked down
I no longer keep it under lock and key, I always set it free

 

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Sara E. Walker is a native Floridian whose interests include reading, writing, music, and sports. She is a recent graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, majoring in Business Management and Engineering and has plans to pursue an MBA.

© Sara E. Walker

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