With reference to Leonard Cohen and Diana Jones
Is there anyone aware who
does not feel a fraud
as if secrets can no longer be hid,
as if the dark outweighs
any achievement—if only
“they” could see past the veil,
the illusion, the image, the lie perpetuated?
Is there anyone who was and remains
so pure and accomplished, so honest,
who never tried to pass
shine for rust,
who in some corner of some cage,
feared discovery, feared…
feared…feared…until blind and deaf to beauty,
until consumed with self-loathing replacing self-discovery?
Can simple love heal the breach;
and the imperfection—the crack that lets the light in—
lets the light in? Forever. Amen.
Margaret Dubay Mikus
From Thrown Again into the Frazzle Machine