Seeing Beyond the Surface

Seeing Beyond the Surface

The soul is not the body,

Like the clothes are not the man.

The soul can be whole,
Even when the body is broken.
Do you know how healing that idea is?
The body can be imprisoned,
But the soul can be free.
The body disappears and is separated,
Like being alone but never alone,
But the soul remains connected through memory.
The ways we separate ourselves is the illusion,
As we’re all more alike than different.
Thinking in multiple layers of reality,
Can make you think you’ve lost it,
Thinking your soul lives forever,
Can make you think that nothing matters,
But then suddenly you want to do what matters,
Because the connection to other souls is worth it.
Seems like a strange game,
But at least we have rule books.


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D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.