Illusion: A Haibun

Illusion or reality- that shrouds my vision obscuring from me the truth that lies before me. There is a grey cover hiding a round object on the table. That object is what I seek, that object is what will give me a much-needed direction in life. I move gradually towards that wooden structure on which rests my fate, my destiny. I thrust my hand forward and carefully pick up the grey curtain, which when hurled away would lead me to the view of what the future holds for me. I am numb but I made myself see the object. It is a glass orb. I pick it up and all I see is haze and nothing else. Illusion or reality- that plagues my vision obscuring from me the truth that lies nowhere before me.

a hazy future

illusion of the glass orb

directionless life

* For Ligo Haibun Challenge.

9 thoughts on “Illusion: A Haibun

  1. summerstommy2 says:

    I like the way you have raised the question of what is illusion and what is reality.
    We face this question daily I think. Well done sir.


    • Please do not embarrass me by adding ‘sir’.
      I thank you for taking the time to read and share your views. 🙂
      The question of illusion and reality is indeed something presented to us time and again.


  2. Very well done and an extremely enjoyable read here. I liked the questioning manner that you used to approach the prompt. The nature of the Illusion. so very true. A wonderful haibun and excellent haiku!


  3. We think we know what is reality – until something changes our perspective on that. Sadly, that ‘something’ is generally catastrophic. If only we had the capacity to appreciate our lives more, make the most of them, before the event strikes. Like Penny, I really enjoyed the questioning approach that you used.


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