Under Your Nose

I live in a state of flux,

a half light.

I fall through it holding on to the

particles that are left in its wake.

Full sight for all is unachievable,

I know this now.

I live in a half lighted world,

where beauty hides in plain sight,

where no one would think to look.

Open your eyes! I scream into the silence,

we don’t live in darkness!

But in this half light,

we only recognise the black and the white.

Grey is unknowable;

Grey is too far away;

Grey is inconceivable,

when all we see is black and white.

We only know one beauty;

we only reach for one beauty;

We cannot conceive of anything else,

when that is all we know.

I live in a half lighted world,

where beauty hides in plain sight,

where no one would think to look.

Beauty isn’t black and white;

it is neither this nor that,

it is complex, intangible,

it is grey with its varying shades,

it is something that can not fade.

It lies all around us,

where would not dare to look.

We would rather close our eyes

in ignorance as we destroy

our world, our lives, each other.

I live in a state of flux,

a half light, if you will;

And I still fall through it looking for

the particles of magic left in its wake.

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