thanks marcus arelius but…

thanks marcus arelius but...

those who’ve
figured out
that life
is governed
by
chaos theory
say
go with the flow
but
that’s hard
when
the current
becomes
a series
of
waves
crashing into
every boulder
in
the river bed
or
it drops
precipitously
over
a cliff
into
the depths
of
despair
so it seems
having
a philosophical strategy
for
life
is not enough
to
reduce
the pain
life can
inflict

an incomplete picture…

an incomplete picture...

we all have self doubts
questioning
our value
in life
and
to others
questions 
we
can never
truly answer
for
our merit
is
in the eyes
of
others
who
rarely
feel a need
to
express
what’s obvious
to them
and
they are certain
we see
what they see

 

 

starting point…

starting point

we
so desperately
try not
to see
how time’s passed
we blame
failing eyes
for
the face in the mirror
and
move quickly by
as if
an apparition
has
inhabited
the glass
but
tomorrow’s view
remains the same
just older
seems like
there’s no place
to hide
ah
but
there’s makeup
guaranteed
to make you young
to smooth out
the lines
as if
you’re completely blind
but
you must use
the mirror