Of the World but Not In It

under the guise of community
we’ve channeled small to greatest distraction
sending light round the world to darken corners
reaching afar
yet sequestered within
and touch not the ones we touch

this bond that circumvents distance
brings us together but keeps us distant
threads of connection suspend
taut and tethered on links of illusion
redirecting reality
along a virtual remote controlled

the sensory overload deprivation
consumes exponentially
as even the very young succumb
the inversion mirroring the unseen
a mirage in which thieves of sight
steal that entrusted

seeing through a glass darkly
underlies a cloud of gray
where anonymous evil exonerates abuse
in a tangle of artificial alibis
that bind souls with cords of fancy
twisted in a web, spun of lies
that suck the light from dreams

Written by Scott Schoffstall
© November 18, 2011
all rights reserved
Poetic Sojourn


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