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Illusion

It’s raining,
but there are no clouds.
It’s snowing,
but there is no cold.
The sun shines,
but there is no light.
The wind blows,
but all is still.

All curves
are straight.
All highs
are low.
All speed
is creeping.
All giants
are dwarfs.

My mind thinks,
but it is empty.
My mouth moves,
but words hide.
My ears hear,
but they don’t listen.
My eyes see,
but I am blind.

The world revolves
in empty cadence.
The grass grows
in empty meadows.
Strength manifests itself
in weakness.
Life lives,
but death awaits it

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