choice theory

I used to think concrete meant real

that if I could touch the words I spoke 

they would settle into the earth 

and grow like flowers

 

Soon I learned that real is relative

that cement blocks collapse

under the weight of our perceptions

leaving only dust

 

These crushed particles of reality

float at random past our eyes

obscuring our ability to see one another

leaving us practically blind

 

Without our sight

in the backs of our mind

images arise out of darkness

distorted, deluded, deceptive

 

This is hatred’s home

where accidental misunderstandings

rupture into rivalries

and divide us into isolation

 

In our visionless state

we have forgotten our origins

the tree from which we all bloomed

has been chopped to its roots

 

I want to clear the dust

so we can see again

and gaze at one another

through open eyes

 

The realest thing that exists

is what lives in our minds

and it is our choice

about what to bring to life

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Alexandra Rockwell Lorenz

Fri 22nd Mar 2019 13:12

But in any case I was talking about the assumptions we make about other people and their intentions. Not arguing that stepping into a busy street wouldn't result in death.

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 14th Mar 2019 01:41

Alexandra + Suki
I think therefore I am:
I have to tell you that our minds are a conflation of all stuff- if you think that the realist thing that exists is in your mind, please try stepping off a kerb with your eyes shut and see how real physicality is.

With respect
Tommy

ps Alexandra I appologise for going off course.
tc
pps That said your verse has real substance in its structure. :~)

Frances Macaulay Forde

Sat 7th Jul 2018 07:37

So clear.

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suki spangles

Sat 7th Jul 2018 07:15

Beautifully put Alexandra, especially the last verse:

The realest thing that exists
is what lives in our minds
and it is our choice
about what to bring to life

Suki

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Don Matthews

Wed 4th Jul 2018 05:13

Gosh, I like this Alexandra ?

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