all the real things in life are invisible:
love, spirit, joy, dreams;
real because they last forever and cannot be
destroyed by time and wear and tear.
they may change and convert into other forms:
hate, pain, despair, greed;
but they do not ever disappear—
they only shift:
not right before your eyes,
because to the mortal eye
they are unseen—
they can only be felt.
and this is why they are real.
this is why they last beyond mortality,
decay, corruption, passing away.
this is why we love tiny furniture:
concrete objects we can manipulate while
playing god; playthings that placate before
they break, disintegrate, fall into the earth,
get swallowed up by the energies.
we are spirits seeking spirits, wearing masks, boots,
threads, things that give us weight, things that make us
follow them, that make us tread softly and slowly
through water and sand, through this fluid wasteland.