Hell Is Other People.... - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA

MY wife asks me
if i am original in that statement
and i said

it was not me who said that
i just quoted it
and does not perhaps even understand it fully well
the philosopher is Jean Paul-Sartre
the man who believes that there is only an entrance
but there is no exit

what i know is this
i am like an empty jar exposed to the nights and days
i shall never be full and shall never be empty
i cannot be a lie and cannot be the truth at the same

what i realize in darkness
is this:
not one is true
no one
they're all shadows inside the cave
the one and only truth is

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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