"Perception" Lingering between The Spoken and heard Said and meant Present and seen With and without
Waiting in the wings Changing its mask To suit your mood Unaware of Expectation Unaware of Despondence Unaware Of the words that Fall Through the cracks Only to be picked up later Forced into a Nonsensical assembly Of subtle glances And false smiles And personal assurances Of things that have Never been.
The pauses in phrasing misheard words lack of emotion
They stalk you, in the wilds of your Over-analytics In the valleys of your Crippling neuroses Sequestered on the shores of Narcissism and Timidity Bumbling between Fiction and Fact
Obsession finds you Sinking in Fangs Of delusion And want Drawing first blood You clutch Falling pieces, Hands stained With Anxiety Followed by Inexplicable