in the idea

that all is finally well

A peaceful portrait 

a fragile illusion

resolutely created

perfectly positioned

pridefully displayed

Of course…

this image 

isn’t hung quite right 

One heavy footfall 

brings it violently crashing down

revealing a different 

flawed reality 

that has always been there

hidden behind it


September 16, 2016, Daily Prompt: Fragile~ <a href=””>Fragile</a&gt;

2 thoughts on “Appearances

  1. “A fragile illusion” and “flawed reality” is a human truth depending on circumstances. Reality is all a matter of perspective. Sometimes we don’t see with clear eyes. Love this poem, Lydia. ❤

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