Looking As If You Are Really There

Metaphors state what is there:
Wild beauty or a scar.
We may only get to know
What we think we are.

You’ll hide behind a metaphor.
I’ll tease you as we race.
We hide. We seek. Let’s finally find
Some answer we can face.


Written for dVerse Quadrille #22: “scar”.
Photo: “Bright Red” by the author

Author: frankhubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

58 thoughts on “Looking As If You Are Really There”

  1. Wonderful quadrille. I especially like these two lines:
    “We may only get to know
    What we think we are”

    I find this so true as I’m working on writing my memoir and find myself stuck in a pattern of who I think I am, but then I break through to the me I didn’t know before.

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  2. Wisdom mixed liberally with whimsey–yes, I was once an actor, I found paths to many of the me(s), frolicking through the maze of maybes, the paths of possibilities. Nice job with this; smile.

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  3. I agree with De and Bjorn, Frank, about the idea of metaphors as masks; the way you have broken the metaphor: ‘I’ll tease you as we race. /We hide. We seek…’; and the ambiguity of that final word’face’ that leaves room for interpretation. serious and playful at the same time.

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  4. Love your photo, Frank. Read all the comments and much has been said. It was interesting that you reflected on the duplicity of reality. Are we a metaphor in our own lives? The journey to Self is a butterfly dream.

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