Epiphanies in snuff boxes.

Beautiful days falter in their rhythm but not before the right amount of sunshine seeps into your bones, your hair, your eyes.
A never ending morning which stretches… till it snaps.
Billie Holiday waltzing into Jack Kerouac’s arms.
Words tumbling after words tumbling after words with a voice from another time…. another place.
The a.m glides into a could have been harsh noon.
Clear blue cliché skies, almost bordering on boring, but never tiring.
A drive made smooth by the excitement of an irregular heartbeat.
Make believe mag-lev wheel-road relationships.
Suddenly, running away seems like the only idea.
You hear distant laughter, but it’s actually yours.
Happiness comes cheap.
And in that forever-lingering moment you see it all, but only when you’ve driven past it, stopped, turned around and looked.
Hah! It was that easy.
It was always that easy but no one told you.
And you never asked.

An epiphany disguised as a day.
Those stay with you.
They get filed away in different hued memory slides.
To make it that much easier to identify them, to run back to them.
The feel good pill stuck inside of your head.
Squeeze it at will. More and more.
Serotonin never stood a chance.
And then… it’s all gone.
Like all good things you get used to.
Use & Amuse.
The hue gets dull till it’s just gray.
The shine takes a hike.
And then like a thankless junkie you wait.
You wait for the next day.
You wait for the next day to top the last one.
Bigger better faster meaner.
Another sign, another bolt of truth to hit you smack between your eyes.
And maybe you’ll skid and stop right in front of it, grab it, put it in a jar, wait for it to glow and call it yours.

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Published by therunawayjuiceincident

I write about my travels. Intergalactic and otherwise....

10 thoughts on “Epiphanies in snuff boxes.

  1. Saying you’re brilliant wouldn’t be enough.
    Anything I say about your writing wouldn’t be enough.
    I don’t get it,how on earth do you write so well?
    You need to write a book. No,2 books. Actually,you should just keep writing books.
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now,and everytime I read a post,I think that
    you couldn’t possibly write anything better and then I read the next post and well…it’s
    just amazing how every post of yours makes so much sense to me.
    I love reading your blog Juhi. I really do. Thank you for being such an amazing writer.
    Don’t ever stop okay? 🙂

  2. Saying you’re brilliant wouldn’t be enough.
    Anything I say about your writing wouldn’t be enough.
    I don’t get it,how on earth do you write so well?
    You need to write a book. No,2 books. Actually,you should just keep writing books.
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now,and everytime I read a post,I think that
    you couldn’t possibly write anything better and then I read the next post and well…it’s
    just amazing how every post of yours makes so much sense to me.
    I love reading your blog Juhi. I really do. Thank you for being such an amazing writer.
    Don’t ever stop okay?

      1. At the risk of sounding extremely fan-girlish,I have to say that I literally jumped and squealed when I read
        your reply. Your comment pretty much made my year. I better stop spamming your blog with comments now. Thank you for being such an inspiration. I’m a huge fan. [I’m sure,you’ve already figured that out by now :P]

      2. Please don’t stop spamming my blog with comments.
        It makes me write more.
        I’m terribly happy you like it.
        (Here’s a little secret- I went through your comment several times this week cos it made me feel so good 😉

  3. You did? I’m glad. I really really meant it. 🙂
    Well, now since you’ve given me permission,I don’t think I’m going to ever stop commenting. 😛
    Get ready,’cause a whole lot of flattery is coming your way. 😀

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