Fair and blind in my
Elder youth, I
Stared through
Gauzy looks
That plain foretold the strange
I now feel.

Impermanence abounds;
Around and 'round
My head, the strings
Unwrap with
Guarded feelings.

Playing dutifully
Along, bright songs
Implode my
Soul and rhythm,
Sharding window glass,
Full stained.

I take that step,
Removed from
Reality and
Seeing that
It's all become

rjw, 6/13/96

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