... and within whole worlds exist.
multitudes of lives we will never know
but will judge all the same
as if we did.
We are so familiar with the world we see everyday
we forget to check our perspectives, the lens through which we see
we need to scour the contours of our thoughts
find the origin of each conviction
the how and why of what informs us
ask honestly if it is true
check for updates that might further our common cause
the everyday lens may be skewed, or flawed ...
unquestioned, old or false
or we may find truth there
and things come into focus strong, clear and true
we not need put on our Sunday best
and act as if the shadows don't exist
we do not need more saturation, more useless information
the beauty of the everyday is truth we find in common
found by looking in, not out
and counts the truth as value
behind shadows in every home
we reflect out from this place,
if we reflect,
depends on what we find inside, the things we have in common
by looking in a little longer, looking deeper than before
we might imagine ourselves walking in another's shoes
and instead of finding blinding reflections,
perception goes unchallenged
too loud with contrast
to be true.