dust

there are moments of seclusion 

when a crowd 

a whole group of people of the past

reach across time 

and speak to you

it may be through pictures

it may be from long forgotten words

uncovering ancient histories 

uncovering the truth

uncovering and peeling back 

the layers that have caked on

there is dust to be unsettled

there is a surface underneath

and when it is seen for what it is

we will see beauty

we won’t see the contaminants

the hate and the lies

the derision 

that has put itself 

has formed itself

into a shape 

so unlike the actual thing

that we get fooled into believing it’s real

it’s not

it’s dust

caked on dust

and so here we are

in moments of true quiet

true awareness

truth

love shines forward

across time

across the ages

becomes magnified 

becomes amplified

becomes reflected in smiles

in handshakes

and laughter

becomes resonant in the glint of people’s eyes

as you look at them

and you feel

hey, we are alike!

we are friends!

we are not covered in dust!

it’s just dust after all

blow it away

and make a wish

and start again

anew

reflecting

elevating

amplifying

intensifying

forever

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