Close Your Eyes

I know it hurts

But if you’ll only close your eyes

the world will go away.

A canvas,

blank,

awaits your eyelids shutting.

Now dream.

paint,

lucidity creates:

A world that’s meant to live in.

Separate from the realm beyond the veil

of slim, smooth, supple, skin,

here you no longer feel empty.

Emotional.

Exotic.

Envious.

A life you never knew.

Worlds await:

Enlightened states,

if you’d only shield the view.