our veil


is diaphanous

and gossamer,

illusory and transparent

to eyes divine.


but we see

chain mail,

lead to supermen,

an impenetrable barrier

as we weigh ourselves

heavy and cumbersome.


the veil is

a one-way mirror

we wear to protect

ourselves from truth

and glory, stillness

and peace.


(the divine

no protection



do we love

our little selves

so much?




Copyright James Phoenix 2017

updated 5/7/2017