The unexamined life (a poem)

Inspired by a variety of social media posts and memes.

Imagine whatever you want
the reasons behind what happened
will not change themselves
to fit your interpretation
your wishes
or your myth

The truth is that you may never know the truth
not even when you see it right in front of you
Your attempts to reassure yourself
are a tactic, not a solution

Until you are willing to go deep
you will remain on the defensive
and afraid

It will take only a surface hit
to destroy you

the real damage has already come from within

(11 September 2016)