The Wilds Of Her Mind

In the wilds of her mind

Where the landscapes are rocky and treacherous


Is familiar and safe.

She explores a world

Unknown to all

But her.

As she,

Avoids this world we know.














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35 thoughts on “The Wilds Of Her Mind

  1. Oh this is so very relatable! The terrains of mind where one can dwell safely 🙂


  2. anie says:

    very mysterious and pondering, Colleen!! Who is she, who is he? How did you paint her/ his hair?
    Can we avoid the world of others? Physically yes but mentally. Thoughts are free, no? And they move like energy uncontrollably through the universe, through heads and hearts?
    We think we are searching our way, but maybe our thoughts are creating our path for us?

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  3. ksbeth says:

    everyone finds a way to feel safe


  4. ivor20 says:

    In the wilds of her mind
    I think I understand ……


  5. gypsy856 says:

    Drawing and words tell so much more combined. Nice my friend.


  6. markbialczak says:

    Yes, MBC, they need to feel safe anyway they can.


  7. I’ve met them too, and I think I have no more than an inkling of understanding.


  8. Chuck Lee says:

    I must admit that I tend to “avoid this world” as I know it more and more. I’m not sure I understand all the dynamics. Thank you for such thought provoking words and imagery.


    • You’re welcome Chuck Lee. This is actually a compilation of situations and people I have experienced over the years. It could be mental illness, or dementia, or some other form of escapism, but I often reflect on how it’s comfortable for them, to be ‘there’, and not ‘here’.


  9. Jodi says:

    makes me sad as it speaks of a “patient” to me with mental illness…


  10. Debra says:

    Coping mechanisms are tricky, aren’t they, Colleen? Everyone needs them. Those who are badly broken are perhaps the most vulnerable, too. Very sensitive writing and perspective, my friend.


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