Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: guarded

The Shadow of the Self

The shadow
of the self
remains hidden
in darkness.

Guarded
and preserved
by egotistical
pride.

Enabled
by self-delusion
and little
white lies.

Dare
that I look
darkness
in the eyes.

For it is me
that I see
which cowers
and hides.

Excreting
shame
in the absence
of light.

Hidden
only from
willfully blind
eyes.

Revealed
only by senses
which see
without sight.

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.