Perceive and Realize
To look through the holes in the fence,
Outlined by the options, views and conditions,
Set forth by ecologies, life experience, references.
To walk around the fence,
Expanded by the openings no longer framed,
Peppered with bits not seen before.
From behind the curtain,
Is the safety of gathering, weighing, noting, perceiving.
And into the clearing is discovery, testing, formulating, realizing.
Hand in hand they may go.
Stand alone they may be.
Together they may build the pathway forward.
- Maria Pierleoni