Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Truth vs. Reality"

This is the freebie for the September Creative Jam, inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] zianuray.


"Truth vs. Reality"
-- a desert poem


Between truth and reality
lies all that is, a contradiction
that completes creation.

Some things are true but not real.

What you cannot see may
still be so in its secret self.

There is knowledge that lies
within us, not out in the world.

Some things are real but not true.

What you can touch with your hands
may tell lies to your fingertips.

The shape of the body does not
always match the shape of the soul.

Only by learning to embrace
the contradiction can we
perceive the whole.

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