Cotton Candy Haze

Emir-Ozsahina poem in progress.

Some people see the world through rose colored lenses

happy to bask in the cotton candy haze

of denial while sitting under a gumdrop tree

Feasting on the nectar of blissful delusions

Their eyes only see beauty and peace.

Some people see the world through scratched, dirty lenses

Lenses marred by a lifetime of hard use.

Futilely trying to clean the glasses in a pond of

skepticism and regret.

Their eyes only see negatively and hate.

Other people break free of the lenses.

2020 vision is within their reach.

These people know

that sometimes the road to hope begins with despair.

that pain and love often walk hand in hand.

They refuse to play peekaboo with their problems.

Instead, facing them head on.

Their eyes see the world as it is-both the good and the bad.


One thought on “Cotton Candy Haze

  1. I like this, Tosha. There is wisdom in finding a middle ground when it comes to worldview, isn’t there?

    “Well darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable
    And lightness has a call that’s hard to hear”

    “There’s more than one answer to these questions
    pointing me in crooked line
    The less I seek my source for some definitive
    The closer I am to fine”

    That underscores your poem well. Love.


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