this illusion

though this
illusion is real
it is still
an illusion
you can see it
or you can see
through it
you can reach out
and touch it
even though
you are it

you can smell and
taste and hear it
though it is odorless,
tasteless
and silent
you can see it
in black and white
or in living colour
you can feel it
and it feels you

you can smell and
taste and hear it
all at once
one at a time
you can question it
in fact, it begs you to
billions of sediment layers
waiting to
be waded through
countless webby strings
tangle you in your own
reflection

isn’t it beautiful?

© Rylan Skelly, February 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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