October, 1992

Poetry

Escape The Sight

Escape Illustration

Escape the sight that all can clearly see
Conventions are a time the truth to lay
Look, look beyond and know what life can be

In expo halls are men with minds not free
Suits, ties hide dreams unspoken in the day
Escape the sight that all can clearly see

In town people can drown not near a sea
Gulping for a breath, disguise what they say
Look, look beyond and know what life can be

In workshop vendors become scholarly
Glimpse a side repressed, a sunlight ray
Escape the sight that all can clearly see

In hotels late at night all are friendly
A drink, they might forget the price they pay
Look, look beyond and know what life can be

Here, now, you could choose to live life lightly
Or fight to know the truth and dare to pray
Escape the sight that all can clearly see
Look, look beyond and know what life can be

A villanelle by James E. Prevor