This is a little more "personal" than some of the others...written in October 1997...
Seeing is Believing
I see what I want to see,
even when it's not there...
I see friendship,
then learn it's an acquaintance -
I see interest,
then learn it's only boredom -
I see truth,
then learn the darkness of deception -
I see joy,
then learn what it means to be shunned -
I see what I need to see,
evading loneliness and fear for one more day...