Trenz Pruca

You and I

We sing the same songs
you and I.

 

We prefer the adventure of discovery 
to the safety of knowledge;
white lies  becoming
black truths;
air as thick as aspic
with a clammy heaviness 
and a tang of ozone;  
the subtle chill 
when the sun is gone.

 

The world is too complex for most things.

Neither purely right nor wrong.
Words, actions, even intent  
depends upon 
who does the viewing
and who is being viewed.

 

The things we mean

to do.
rarely match

our accomplishments.

 

We have no idea 
what we’ve cost each other
nor the faintest trace
of understanding.

 

You and I
sing the same songs.

Comments8

  • Doggerel Dave

    I don't know if you and I sing the same songs Trenz, but I’ll tell you this – I really liked your piece. Many ideas floating in there each worthy of separate contemplation.

    • Trenz Pruca

      Thank you, Dave. I appreciate it.

    • jarcher54

      A fine, compassionate exploration of sameness/otherness, misunderstanding, and failure to perceive or imagine beyond our self-centered point of view. I like this very much.

    • Neville


      ... a compelling introduction to your work my friend .. enjoyed write from one end to the very other ...

    • Goldfinch60

      May those songs remain in unison forever.

      Andy

      • Trenz Pruca

        Let us hope. Thank you.

      • dusk arising

        Wonderful, all encompassing, poetry.
        Yes this is me, within your words, and all who have ever crossed my path.
        Often in my thoughts are 'how does that person view my world, their world, our world'.
        You cover such a huge subject today and im thrilled to place this piece into my favourites when I have enjoyed re-reading it a few more times.

        • Trenz Pruca

          We all try our best. Thank you for your support.

        • L. B. Mek

          'We prefer the adventure of discovery
          to the safety of knowledge;'
          'Words, actions, even intent
          depends upon
          who does the viewing'..
          Amen!
          profound observations, so accessibly worded
          really well executed, dear poet

          • Trenz Pruca

            Thank you. I appreciate your support.

          • tmjackson1968

            I like this!
            ...we have no idea what we've cost each other...
            Something to think about.
            Thank you!

          • ron parrish aka wordman

            and a beautiful song it was



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