The Confusion

What is the confusion? The sounds heard but not understood. The thinking whose thoughts are inseparable echoes from the sounds around, both confused, not understood. The emotion. What is the confusion? The colors seen but not realized. A painting whose colors are faint reflections of something else once seen, both confused, not realized. The sensitivity. What is the confusion? The emotions felt but not considered. A poem whose impressions pass away through affecting the sight, the sound, the memory, the thought, all confused, not considered. What is the confusion?

April 1971