Seeing Past Myself

Sometimes I have trouble
Seeing past myself
Blindsided by who I think I am
Some days oblivious
To the vast world of possibilities
Beyond me, and you

I clean my glasses twice a day
Unfortunately it’s to see what I want to see
And not beyond that
I guess I’m no different–
Than you, or anyone else
My self-image directs my eyes

There’s a solution you know
It’s not as hard as we think
Open our hearts to unknown possibilities
Accept that our version of reality
Is but one of many out there
Learn to live with uncertainty

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: Wisdom Work Press:

6 thoughts on “Seeing Past Myself

  1. Perfect Don,
    That is all that is asked of us … and the great possibilites will come. Closing our hearts and our Love … limits us.
    beautiful poem … and thank you for sharing and reminding of that. hugs

  2. so much if this describes me, too!
    “Learn to live with uncertainty” don’t know if I’ll ever get there – trying it right now with some things we have going on.

  3. Liquid: Was this comment aimed at the Wheeling poem? Well, don’t matter. Rivers are sexy indeed — that power and flow and the eternal rushing on. SEXY! Thanks.

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