Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Jelly Sweets

I took the top of my skull apart in sections. It was dark, the room lit only by the desk light. I carefully placed the parts of skull on the bedside table. They made me think of an Easter egg, broken into and waiting to be eaten. That would make my brain the jelly sweets.

Once I had removed the last piece, I sat down on the bed. I kept my back straight and placed my hands on my lap. I closed my eyes and let my mind wander. Soon my brain rose gently out from the cavity left in my head and disconnected from me. It floated towards the open window. It was some time after dawn when I opened my eyes and started thinking again.

Brain nestled back in place, I replaced the top of my skull, making sure I put the pieces in the right place and got ready to start the day. I often questioned my brain as to where it went at night, but it would never tell me.