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Touching Reality [Published at Poetry.com]
I see the silhouette behind the veil.
A suggestion. A hint. A promise.
No other information. No paper trail.
An ugly beast or a winsome miss?
A glimmer of light fights the shadow.
An inkling of hope. The birth of a dream.
Who or what will step up to say hello?
A source of agony or a friend supreme?
Do I run from the prospect of pain
or wait for an uncertain happiness?
Will I get to revel in my gain
or rue the moment that led to sadness?
I step forward to unmask reality.
Foolhardy, perhaps, or wise?
Loss of ten or gain of twenty?
Dank basement or sunny skies?
Reality's mask I did not expect.
At first afraid, I then did see,
The shine beneath the rust.
Not sandy desert, but expansive sea.