ACCEPTED ILLUSION

He had no light of his own
He merely reflected the Sun
shining in a foreign country
He was inconsistent , consistently
vanishing at fortnights
He caused no growth except dreams
He was not deferential to a monastery
Nor contemptuous of a whorehouse
Both were free to have dreams
Lovers merely used him for their
pick up lines
Many babies opened their stubborn mouths
to be fed by mothers wanting to
close the doors of a bustling kitchen
We all need an illusion to pass the night
He is the biggest illusion
to all the lonely sleepless eyes

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6 thoughts on “ACCEPTED ILLUSION

  1. I really liked the title of this post – “Accepted Illusion” and how you weaved the concept into your work. In the past it was believed that the moon gave off light when in fact that belief was just an illusion. Loved the line –
    “He had no light of his own
    He merely reflected the Sun”

    I would love to hear your comments on “reflected light” in my post “Shine” on my blog.

    Well done.

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