Look within and live.
It’s hard to look outside.
Even when the sun shines,
You see both a bright blue sky
And the sun’s piercing light in your eyes,
Your prism window sill the magnifying glass
To your helpless lonely ant.
Look within, though in many ways
It’s harder than the window on a nice day.
Who wants to look at the rain
In their minds, that could pour from their eyes
Whenever the clouds burst?
Look within anyway,
Find the magic circle
Glittering moon water pool
Tender nooks and crannies
You’ll never know you have
Unless you explore yourself.
Look within and live,
Fuck it, it’ll pass the time.
Originally published as part of Poetry In The Time of Coronavirus (PITTOC) Anthology #2. It is/was a book that whatever profits go to Doctors Without Borders. You might be able to get a copy on AMAZON, but it is probably out of print now.
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