Friday, June 4, 2021


What if, 
rather than illuminate, 

there are certain 
types of light 
that distract. 

Perhaps, rather than 
becoming motivated 
to act, 

we simply remain 
too fond 
of the brilliant.

Through dilated pupils
and clouded cataracts,

we turn without 
thinking toward 

the nearest 
warm and effulgent 

and fondly 
call it heaven—forgetting 

that, heretofore, every 
day on the Earth,

the sky was so bright
we couldn't see 
beyond it.