Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

Blindness is not darkness

by Adriano Antonio Macedo Basto de Carvalho

In retrospect we see
with eyes we do not have.
Blindness is as frequent
as breathing, or more.

One hand leading,
one hand lagging,
the ego soundly truncates
what expediency has not.

Blindness is not darkness:
blindness is not seeing.
Blindness is correctly being
in all our vapid states.

Physicality is abstract,
and the stalk to self:
proper awareness must be earned,
through our factual senses.

Added: 29.04.2011