If there’s an absolute rule, weight, or measure
that defines a thing as trash or treasure,
that snaps the line between pain and pleasure.
Is there an expert, law, or leader who can state
when one has moved from reality to illusion,
when one has crossed from clarity into confusion?
Is there some intrinsic quality
to distinguish saint from sinner, loser from winner?
What makes a circumstance a palace or prison?
Is one lost in delusion or gifted with vision?
Is there something essential at anything’s core
that unequivocally and always makes it less
and another more?
That one person’s noise is another person’s song
that one person’s right is another person’s wrong
Could it be there are no absolutes
that anything can be seen as either, neither, or all
at any one time?
Could it be that all seeming difference
is only a reflection of the perspective, judgment,
and perception of the observer?
As far as I can see, nothing appears to be absolute…
save perhaps, relativity :)
If there were no absolute wrong or right
would we still hold a reason to fight
to convince another that they are wrong?
Instead of a catalyst for chaos
might this free-for-all perspective
be viewed as a bond of commonality,
an invitation to patience and understanding,
a platform for peace?
I like to wonder.
The more I look the more I see
everything as one