Few share, most from self-knowledge shrink,
by Jonathan ROBIN
fear fragility in all that matters,
form's fiction dressed as causal link
providing prism which self-image flatters -
self-fulfilling dish. Who's dished, who'd wink?
or care to think, life soon torn to tatters,
Sharing opens fresh perspective's pane,
light split then recombined sheds masks, sped pain.
(29 July 2007 revised 19 October 2008)