Not What You See

I am not what you see
Whether ugly or beautiful
Fabulous or forgettable
In your eyes

This visage is a mirage
A mishmash of random genes
A splish-splash of changing scenes
A laughable disguise

I am not what I seem
Whether strong or pathetic
Uninteresting or magnetic
In your unseeing

This mystery is a history
A storm-form of wild schemes
A whirl-swirl of bright dreams
A brilliant being

Wayne Visser © 2022


String, Donuts, Bubbles and Me: Favourite Philosophical Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together philosophical poems by Wayne Visser. In this anthology, he muses on subjects ranging from space, angels and destiny to time, science and meaning in life. According to scientists / The world’s made of string / That buzzes and fuzzes / Or some such strange thing / It’s also a donut / That curls round a hole / With middles and riddles / Just like a fish bowl / And there’s no mistaking / It’s more than 3-D / With twenty or plenty / Dimensions unseen / Still others insist / It’s really a bubble / That’s popping and bopping / Through the lenses of Hubble. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.