Poetry Reading – “View from Within”

Originally published March 6, 2018.


“View from Within” – Recorded 1/20/2021 – Auroraboros – Objects, and the Distance Between Them

The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/03/01/dreaming-all-at-once/


Through the shattered window pane
The light bends before it ever reaches my eye
Making the city look cracked and distorted
The skyline jagged and hostile.

I have often found it better
To focus on the scenes within this room
To turn on all the lights
And drown out the surreal scenery
Outside;
It is more comforting this way.

But then I find
I can see the room
And myself
Reflected back in broken mimicry
Though this is admittedly easier to ignore.

I have wondered at times
If the world outside would still appear whole
And shine in all the glory
Contained in my memories
With the glass removed.

At times I peek
From corners
Or fragments still in tact
Though the view is fleeting
And provides little assurance.

Perhaps it is time
For a new perspective.
I have been in this room for far too long;
If only I knew
How to leave.

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