Dissociation in the parking lot

Why does it always hit me at the grocery store,
of all places?
The fact that I am †
ÖskatingÖ †
Ögliding through the motions †
of a normal, healthy person †
who participates in this plane of †
superficial existence, †
concerned about important matters like †
price, †
pesticides, †
local production, †
but actually I am simply †
skating †
over the slippery surface of life †
while beneath me is something unfathomably deep †
and I think it looks like †
cold, dark death †
but †  
maybe itís †
bright hot ecstasy †
and I wonder if the teenager at the checkout knows the answer, †
or if the man pushing the cart behind his wife senses it too, †
or if the woman wrestling the toddler understands †
and when I hear the cracks creaking closer †
and the ice wobbles with my weight †
Iím simultaneously †
terrified †
and †  
exhilarated †
at what I might find †
if the illusion of sanity breaks †
and I †  
fall †
through †
. †
. †
Written by brokentitanium (k.)
Published | Edited 4th May 2022
Author's Note
Reading is paired with "Smiling" by Alanis Morissette
Concept, guitar & other sounds by @mythaca on
Cover art on the video courtesy of PoetSpeak
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