11am – It Matters How We Escape

As human beings
It’s too easy
To get trapped in our own heads.
Some escape through ceaseless chatter
Finding doors to the outside through
The voices of their neighbours
But I
Open another door entirely
True life disguised as fantasy
Pages of written words
Which open doors to others’ hearts
And let me out into a world
Much larger than my mind.
Let us escape together
The madness of loneliness
And meet each other in the middle
Not written words,
But spoken stories,
Not that vapid daily chatter
But true connection.
The world is so much larger
Than each of our individual, or even our collective,
Minds,
Let us look on it together
With eyes sharpened
By the minds and hearts of others, of each other.
Precious human beings
Together.

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