Altered Perception

how perception alters everything...

I thought I knew myself
yet all I ever knew
was a self-portrait
drawn of past experience

I thought I knew you
yet all I ever knew
was the image
you allowed me to see

So tell me
Who am I...?
Who are you...?

Disillusioned…
as if the water-based paint
that delineated the boundaries of I
were melting in the rain

Will I then become the rain
and nothing more...?

and the windows of the mind
are suddenly thrown wide open
while the ocean-scented winds of eternity
rush through my being

at last I see the everything
that hides behind persona's form
to find
the outer world is now reborn…

and soul emerges
at last allowed to be
reality…

? Michaelette ?

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