Reflections are actions
shown in light or thought.
Sometimes serene like
reflections off a lake.
Sometimes broken like
refractions off broken glass.
Between light and thought
is a dream reflected or refracted.
Sometime reflected upon in thought
or refracted by reality’s actuality.
Sometimes refracted upon a light
or reflected by a memory’s beauty.
Between reflection and refraction
lies a lake ebbing waves or shards.
Sometimes these waves carry boats
through waters serenely for a visionary.
Sometimes these waves drag boats
on sands roughly showing a charlie.
Rudder or oar either or
can do no more if there is only ore.
For both dreams and actions
need both a boat and water.
For light is fire ignited by thought
to burn or build dreams we call destiny.
Ambition without knowledge
is reflection’s broken boat on dry land.
Whereas a dream without action
is refraction’s broken shard on sand.
So choose your boat wisely
but learn how to sail on water.
Balance decides surface tension
for waters or wounds from shards.
Set your course not by force
if you are to avoid broken reflections.
Inspired by: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water” By Rabindranath Tagore