Sunday Scribblings, "Disconnected"

The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is "Disconnected."
"It is amazing how much I have come to rely on being 'connected!' In honour of the occasion, I'd like to hear your take on being disconnected."
I wrote this piece some time back - and I think it fits the prompt very well.

Freelance
My mind works nights, freelancing for others.
Not every night mind you, just the nights when I don’t need it myself or often it is those nights when sleep will not come. Those insomnia-filled hours when my mind goes blank – not really, though, since it is working somewhere else – and I lay there, numb to the world.
Yeah, I’m OK with the arrangement. What else am I to do? A mind is a terrible thing to waste – ha ha – and, well, my mind has a mind of its own (OK, OK, I’ll stop; either that, or my mind has threatened a migraine).
I have no idea what my mind is up to at night. It doesn’t share, I don’t ask.
Something to do with nightmares, I assume.
Since I can always tell the nights my mind has been freelancing.
Glimmers - bits and pieces really – the horrors of others flicker faint across my waking brain.
And I feel, at long last, fully rested.

8 comments:

AD said...

it actually fits!
very neatly :)
Happy SS

http://whenhekissesher.wordpress.com/2009/05/16/disconnected/

quin browne said...

very clever, very well done!

danni said...

wherever it goes and whatever it does it sure does keep itself busy, i'd say --- witty piece!!!

Tumblewords: said...

I love the humor and play in this -

floreta said...

i disconnect from my mind at times. night is when the mind really takes off.

gautami tripathy said...

This truly fits. I have had such moments.

SS: tangled mess

MichaelO said...

The disconnected Tangential Express! I can totally relate. This happens to me sometimes when I'm driving. I'll pull into work thinking, "I don't remember driving here?". Or in the shower, I'll start running out of hot water before I even pick up the soap!

keith said...

This is just perfect! Well done.