Saturday, 12 July 2014

Anatomy of Illusion

It often seems to me that everyday life is all about reading between lines, exposing rhetoric, making choices based on hunches…and hoping for the best.


World keeps turning;
life choices
like everyday heroes
exposing tricks of light
for shadows

World keeps turning;
its worst divisions
hosting jaded heroes
performing tricks of light
among shadows

World keeps turning
open minds,
its comic strip heroes
chasing Job’s comforters
into shadows

World keeps turning;
room at the top
for air brushed heroes
blaming the worst selfies
on shadows

World keeps turning;
Earth Mother
inciting its heroes
to challenge illusions cast
by shadows

Shadows, infiltrating
a world turning
on everyday heroes
tripping the light fantastic
into chaos

Copyright R. N. Taber 2014

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