We only live within the shells of ourselves.

To exist
must one simply breath?
To exist
must one simply wake each morning?
To exist
is it simply living?
Must your experience
be known to others
to prove your existence?
A slug
leaving a slimy trail exists,
if the brashness of the rain
washes the trail away
does that wash away the slug as well?
Only if our feet collide upon said slug
as we mutter in disgust
at the end of it’s life
do we know of that specific
slugs existence.
Although that slug existed
had our feet never struck
upon that exact spot
we’d never have known
it had ever taken a breath.
Do we ourselves determine
the existence of others?
Because we only live within
the shells of ourselves
because our brains
cannot comprehend
the concept of our own deaths
and the concept of a life
outside of ourselves?

Thanks for reading.
-Temperamentally Tina

Published by Tina

I am a mother that is passionate about early education and a person that relieves stress through art, and writing.

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