My looking glass

All my life

searching

an early answer sought

the question framed

by a concrete outcome:

rational

sympathetic

linear;

but I was sold

a lie

as were they:

it’s not what we get

(hungry always for more)

but who we are

right here

right now:

we don’t have to go

looking far

in fact

what lies within

is the only looking glass

we need.