Filters, a sonnet

This cave wall with its shadows built of time
Of images and memories and sound-
It differs from your own-it’s only mine-
I cannot see beyond; I am cavebound.
The lovely butterfly with shapely wings
Of white seems to me just a cabbage worm,
While to you it’s the prettiest of things;
Our lives make separation hard and firm.
So when I say you’re beautiful to me,
I need you to believe I tell the truth.
What’s hidden from you, I can’t help but see,
Perspective is our separation’s proof.
The bridge we build between our histories,
Then, is one of Love’s greatest mysteries.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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3 Responses to Filters, a sonnet

  1. Joel F says:

    This is beautiful. Love this. Thanks for sharing this.

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