Sat, in shadows deep, intellect resting
down in this darkness i found myself restive
as, constantly, conundrums craved
to a need for knowledge is my heart enslaved.
Yet around me now, this mental cave cavernous
filled with idlings of active mind ravenous
insatiable in groping search
the intellect a worshipper at study’s church.
Chattering and gibbering questions without pause
forcing thought further into idle fancy’s claws,
clawing away at focus and will
rending restraint, greed and gluttony over-spill.
So how to emerge, from this cerebral cage
where might I find a light to lead me back to my way?
dismay turns suddenly to delight, for then
with the smallest of smiles, I retrieve my pen.