Shadow Moments

In the foggy veil of choice between open or closed,

Does your mind spark at the truth it sees through the mist?

Does it come alive for just a second

At the sight of real food after

subsisting on man-made, synthetic soundbites?

In those precious plancks of time is

your soul jolted out of its sleep

by the clarifying view of reality?

Would you recognize the desire

to marry the truth and

cherish its security?

Could you allow yourself

to consider shrugging off

the layers of dusty antiquity

in order to enjoy

the fresh air of reason?

Or…

Do you automatically snuff out that spark?

Do you consciously kill your appetite for truth?

Do you faithfully self-administer

another dose of opium?

Is that desire instantly deemed hideous?

Does the stale air of familiarity

enable you to keep the doors closed

to the cleansing breeze of truth?

In these shadow moments,

Where we decide what our soul

would accept or reject,

where we suspend time for a nanosecond

to ponder the foundations on which we

engineer our personal operations,

would you just once seize the light

and choose to live in truth instead?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Frankie Wallace

Frankie earned her BA in History from CSU Chico. Her writing includes current events as well as self published fiction and a children's book she is publishing. She lives in northern California with one husband, two dogs, and three boys. Frankie is an avid cooker, reader, hiker, and napper. View all posts by Frankie Wallace

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