The tricks our minds play!

The word prompt for this week is

Jamais Vu

It is the opposite of Deja Vu.


I opened the door to step in the sunlight

The breeze was cool on my face, the sun hot

Have I ever experienced this dual sensation?

You see a face, seems familiar yet a stranger

Have I met this person before today, I think?

You pick up a book to read, the story is already known to you

But this is the first time you’re reading this author

The tricks our mind plays on us are confusing

The unknown is known, the known seems unknown

What should have been a routine suddenly became unfamiliar

And what should have a new experience, looked like a well trodden path!


jamais vu involves a sense of eeriness and the observer’s impression of experiencing something for the first time, despite rationally knowing that they have experienced it before. Jamais vu is sometimes associated with certain types of aphasiaamnesia, and epilepsy.

Source: Wikipedia

Written for RXC; PROMPT #251, hosted by Reena



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