I try to see outside
Out the windows through the light and dark
The glare and the shadows
Outside the framework I’ve been given
To understand what this life is and is not
With eyes strained
Fighting the glue holding my lids shut
We hope to glimpse something never witnessed
In dreams the limits start to break
Corners bend and solids liquify
One wonders if the energies in our minds try to teach us realities
If our chemical make up can talk to us
If the elements we stem from could only tell us their origins and destinies
Its not about the future though
Not even the past
I’m so blind to where we stand today as individuals
As a race
As a species
The existential picture is forever out of reach
We chase the unknown question to the unfathomable answer around in circles.
As the planet spins, as it orbits the sun we perpetually dizzy ourselves in our minds.
Our circles of friends, of family, of influence
They do nothing to open the box
The one with my name on the label
To each their own box
Pretending their boxes are open
Or feeling locked up inside and acknowledging the lack of light
Forming thought based on learnings
Based on teachings
Based on experiences
All from the tiniest peephole
Carved in the side of our boxes
How can we expect clarity?
Where can we find insight?
Where is the peace when our box dangles in limbo
Twirling like the mobile around the sun
In our boxes
Waiting for the universe to grow up
Finding peace in the balance
somewhere between chaos and nothingness.