“It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.”– from The Invitation by Oriah
by Carmen H Gray
What makes you smile?
Not one of those fake, necessary smiles
Rather, one of those no-strings-attached ones
Unadulterated. No filter. Just elated.
Like a leaf. Or a stone.
Something natural, of the earth
Blood and bone
Cells and tissues
Something real that issues
What makes you see?
Not the black and white scenes on display
Rather, the full spectrum of prismatic hues
Technicolor and Kodachrome.
Refracted light and shade
Something that cannot be portrayed
By anyone else but you