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Various Shades

the various shades
of life’s estrangement
textured for deception
in faded rusty colors
drenched in candle-light
and tucked in the comfort
of anticipation

the chemistry of a desire
staged unwittingly
to trap itself
in its own illusion

sensitive to disclosure
we keep ourselves
unavoidably protected
from the truth

basking in the fragments
of distraction
the spectrum
of our pitiful emptiness
conceals itself
with the tid-bits
of consolation
chasing happiness
with the blindness
of our reason