Echoes of a phantom song

At the
drop of
a contact
lens —
my world
falls in
& out of
focus —
life lacking
definition —
back to
a primordial
ooze.

Surrounded
by walls –
do I occupy
a space in
time
or am I
a figment
of my mind –
hearing
echoes of
a phantom
song?

I am
a camera —
my eyes
the lens —
lids open
& shut —
anticipating
snap —
life caught
in the act.

In time,
the tears
you shed
will be mine —
your smile
planted on
my face —
laugher &
cries sharing
a cause.

Problems
remedied
by selfless
deeds —
acts of
kindness for
those in need —
what a wonderful
world it would be —
caring unconditionally.

A moot
point —
to hear
but not
listen —
to preach
but not
practice —
to study
but not
learn.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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4 Responses to Echoes of a phantom song

  1. loisajay says:

    I am a camera: I capture all. No lying to the camera. Heavy thought but I love it.

  2. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    These words cause me to reflect on the nature of “knowing”. When our eye-camera snaps a shot, if we are not fully conscious, does our soul register the full beauty of our image…awaiting a time that we can be fully present and truly appreciate it?

    • Great question, my friend. Personally, I find that there is latent inspiration behind photographs or memories. Only after a certain period of time does it manifest itself. A thought or idea gestates and is a moment re-born inside another moment. This can happen consciously or unconsciously. Such randomness turns the creative process into a creative chaos, which makes the journey all the more interesting and unpredictable. As humans, we inherently look for patterns to find meaning; however, I believe the search (not the pattern) gives life definition. Hopefully this makes sense. Thanks for your thoughtful comment 🙂 Have a great day, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

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