We are what we are
cloaked in the colors we choose to wear
hues to mark the emotion we feel
wrapped tight in the comfort of our choice.
We hold it about us, becoming all we desire-
manifesting the persona we long to be,
draped in the fabric of the lives we live.
Who do we become,
when we slip away for a while into the edges,
the places where there are no faces,
no reflections to mar-
no standard we are set up to be,
just the quiet solitude that comes
when we step aside and sit awhile-
contemplating our todays and the meaning
of each feeling that cascades like silk,
moving over us like a curtain shuts out the light.
We rest here in the crook of this place,
poised on the edge of darkness we peer in-
hoping to see just a little bit more
to feel a little bit more than this cavernous echoing place,
we remain until ready-
and we push aside the ties that bind,
unwrapping our hearts as we cautiously peer about-
knowing that the colors have become
just a small fragment of ourselves,
and our thoughts rush naked into the void
slipping through the cracks where the light still shines,
and emerging from the cocoon of life
decked in our finest selves,
eager to become a part of it all once more.