Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: eyes

Lies No Longer Hide Us From Disgrace

Blind eyes
have been
stricken
with sight.

Lies
no longer
hide us from
disgrace.

We are not
who we
thought we
were.

Not nearly
so noble
nor hardly
so kind.

We are not
martyrs
to a righteous
cause.

We are children
playing
deadly
games.

Dying for
riches and
fleeting
fame.

Self-deceptions
no longer
make us
saints.

I Lost My Perspective

My mind
wandered behind
another’s eyes.

To see
what they see
feel what they feel
know what they know.

I was blind
to the suffering
that was not mine.

Numb
to fear and pain
not personally
felt.

Ignorant of the cruelties
dispensed by those
lost behind their own eyes.

I lost my
perspective
behind that
gaze.

Be Authentic

Be honest
rather than
expected.

Bear your soul
to a stranger
with your eyes.

Be vulnerable
rather than
guarded.

Listen
more than
you talk.

Be silent
comfortably
amidst discomfort.

Comfortably speak
uncomfortable
truths.

Be authentic
and vulnerable
with silence
and words.

Ancient Mind Filling Infant Eyes

Ancient mind
filling
infant eyes.

Ragging
against
impotent flesh.

Feeling wrongness
from first
breath.

Letting loose
a primal scream
of the alienated
and dispossessed.

Losing memory
but not
grief.

Mourning
for what
should be.

Waiting
to awaken
and be free.

Eyes Touching Eyes

There is
magic in
conversation.

Eyes
locking
and darting
away.

Searching
for self
in mysterious
pools.

Hoping
for understanding
fearing
rejection.

Sparking
or fizzling.

Hiding
behind
words
our eyes
betray.

Or revealing
meaning
words alone
cannot convey.

There is
alchemy in
conversation.

We are
changed
by each
interaction.

Reacting
sparking
or fizzling
away.

Words
hiding
or revealing
meaning.

Eyes
touching
eyes.

Endlessly
finding
one
another.

Alone Together

Alone together.

Thoughts trapped in bodies,
Seeking expression,
Finding meaning.

Thoughts,
Sounding,
Moving.

Seeking understanding.

Thoughts trapped in bodies,
Seeking thoughts,
Finding bodies.

Alone together,
Thoughts,
Imperfectly understood.

What is in you,
What is in me,
Is it the same.

Alone together.

Thoughts,
Seeking,
Thoughts,
Finding,
Bodies.

Seeking connection.

Thoughts,
Seeking,
Thoughts.

Bodies,
Alone,
Together.

Eyes,
Finding,
Eyes.

Fingers,
Pecking,
Scratching,
Meaning.

Alone,
Together.

Finding,
Thoughts,
Within bodies.