have we cleansed an impurity
or simply beautified deception?
have we manipulated truth
to reinforce our preconceptions?
some realize reality by taking it in
others idealize reality by getting way,
but all fantasize about a hideaway
where flaws are woven into seamless perfections
so we can look kindly, lovingly, compassionately,
upon our own reflections
written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: filter