Mirage In The Distance



Who’re you really” the Sage asked again,
that look upon his face

“It depends on who I’m looking at,”
I said, his eyes now glazed

“I’m never just one thing as you’ve heard often
in my songs

“Like the weather I am prone to change,
from right—to oft times wrong”

“But what of your essence” he asked again,
“the core of who you are”

“My essence a myth that plagues your mind,”
dimensionally scarred

“If your eyes were a laser with vision to burn,
you still would only see

“A mirage in the distance, wrapped in a mystery
—pretending to be me”

(Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania: April, 2020)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on April 12, 2020

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Scheme AX XX XX XX AX XX XB BB X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 601
Words 109
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1

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