for The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #64
In One Flashing Moment
The are some who deliberately
choose to be ignorant, spurning
any truth that would subtract
from facts they themselves
have re-arranged, envisioned.
Folding events like common
housewives fold just-washed clothes,
storing them in lined mental drawers,
or winding them like balls of yarn,
threads wrapped over and over,
to create blindfold rind wound
round peculiar reality.
Ever a seeker of light, truth
might choose to hide its face
in deepest darkness for months,
years, buried in brittle fear/hope
of forgetting for eternity.
Then in one flashing moment,
truth lets fall its mask, begins
task of acceptance, where all things
wing into place, and feel like sting
of a thousand angry bees.
Elizabeth Crawford 7/8/12
Notes: This was the second piece I wrote for the word list. The first one was simply too cutesy for my liking. Denial is a necessary coping mechanism to the human condition. To stand in complete conscious awareness is to stand in the midst of godhood. Thus denial
becomes an opportunity toward acceptance, and a chance to forgive the reality of being only human.