In our world of media, this is a Poem that represents the collision between narcism, needing validation and our cultural addiction to connection, leading to our increasing social isolation.
The Eyes of Medusa
Who has seen the eyes of Medusa?
Ugliness so profound it turns your human shell to stone
The same ugliness rooted in self-hate
A paradox to behold when vanity infects your vision of the world
Who has lead your soul to the reflective pond?
A “selfie”, “facebook post”, “instagram”; imagery to be worshiped
Who is the nemesis that draws us toward this curse?
So strong is the pull, the internal death is slow and insidious
A cruel irony; insatiable hunger for validation
An eternally empty bowl
A world moves on without us
the lure pulls you towards the waters edge
like an invisible rope around our neck
Transfixed by our very own insecurities
Time shows itself soon enough
Once stunning and youthful
The ultimate paradox
Staring at your reflection to realize
you are looking into the eyes of Medusa
February 21, 2014