Just Outside Of Recognition

between cowardice and bravery
the decision of every man and woman

just outside of recognition
where mistakes are not considered

flinging rose petals and ropes
to the pirates on the other side

jaw dropping feats of impossibility
and a relatively pleasing peace of soul

throughout history we soldier on
facing gloomy days and winning most

the insignificant create nothing
like a user reading atlas shrugged

lines in the sand drawn for nothing
just a puppet in another game

dust collects on the books and pictures
microscopic shreds of life fully lived

imperfections covered up by the millions
one brush at a time

theories and settings and character traits
all coming to an end and leaving illumination

just outside of recognition
where the sane people dwell