Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson


Mind as an ocean

Mind as an ocean - Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson.
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson.

Thoughts on a turbulent ocean,
that is in my mind.
Rising and rocking emotion,
rest I cannot find.

Concepts crash into waves,
clarity washed away.
Ideas imprisoned in caves,
idle for the day.

Reasoning wrapped in fog,
reaching for a light.
Clueless is captain’s log,
clear of all its might.

Coal-black clouds remain,
covering all the sky.
Powerful pounding rain,
piloting wits awry.

Shelter I seek in the past,
snaps from the memory lane.
Conscious the cyclone won’t last,
certain I wait to be sane.

Time tranquillises the storm,
thoughts start to unwind.
Reasoning returns to norm,
rest comes back to mind.

Ideas appear and shine,
all becomes clear to me.
Feelings follow in line,
floating on a calm sea.

Börkur is an avid storyteller with a keen eye for quirky characters, funny dialogs and vivid scenario descriptions. Much of his writing falls within the genre of realistic fiction and his stories are more often than not based on real events in the author’s life. Although the tales contain grains of truth, they are melded with fiction, making the reader curious to know the line between reality and fantasy.