Minds Are Citadels
Minds are citadels with time for keys
questions for doors & priorities for arches.
Getting inside that citadel requires
having the right set of keys.
With many trap doors, a mind seems
to be a maze hiding between lines.
Once you find a door stand beneath its
arcs clear of past shadows, find your keys
labeled with thank you & please.
A couple of tries usually does
the trick until your key jams.
If that happens, you’ll need files
to smooth out your key’s ridges.
If that doesn’t work, try other doors.
But keep in mind many citadels
aren’t meant to be entered.
because they have illusive doors
attached to confusing joints
but only opened by keys with dents
you never imagined exist!
But then again, some citadels
have huge doors that lock us
out making us feel small & helpless
but luckily there are others.
Minds are citadels but hearts are torches
that light the way for keys to find doors
beneath arcs sheltering larks or orcs.
Inspired by Linkin Park's Castle of Glass: https://youtu.be/ScNNfyq3d_w