How would you see yourself with no mirrors
How would you know you had lived save for tears
What did you expel, what did you absorb
What registers meaning or suggests form?
In images & visions, made clearer,
Was it all true or truly deceiving
That lay on your canvas, which colours swirl,
What impact have you, upon this old world?
Would you lead into the light just to die
Would you succeed, even bother to try?
So why wouldn’t you live out of dreams, then
Without sadness or regrets save goodbye
Your heart strengthened, in living through mind.