Illusion of self-sufficiency

All I seek is facts.
Actual, authentic,
truthful accuracy.

I do not want to choose,
to lose myself amid
fears, nostalgia,
desires, yearnings.

I wish to learn,
request more than require,
aspire more than covet.

Fantasy to inspire whimsy,
rather than capricious
flights of fancy.

I do not want to choose
delusion over reality,
neither artifice nor trickery,
rather than daydream.

But my veneer wears thin,
my guise and outfit
are lacking, deficient,

As your absence
shreds all illusion
of self-sufficiency.

Illusion of self-sufficiency

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

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Artist's Description

Inspired by Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall – “It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.”

This is a v3 edit. Latest feedback included from my dear friend Sonia. Original formatting below.

Your absence;
the lack;
a deficiency.

When all I seek is
factual, actual,
authentic, truthful
accuracy.

I do not want
to choose,
to lose myself
amid fears,
desires, yearnings.

I wish to learn,
request more
than require,
aspire more
than covet,
so fantasies
inspire whimsy,
rather than
capricious flights
of fancy.

I do not want
to choose
delusion over
reality, neither
artifice nor
trickery,
rather than
daydream.

But my veneer
wears thin,
my guise
and outfit
are lacking,
deficient,
as your absence
shreds all illusion
of self-sufficiency.

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