East Fork:

A Journal of the Arts​​


Quinlan Bentley

Perceptions of Reality


When you enter the world
Life seems so simple
Days are longer
Nights are blissful
When you’ve been in the world
Life reveals itself
Nights are wishful
Wishful for a better tomorrow
When you’ve left from the world
Days are irrelevant
Nights are continuous
The universe has a plan
But it doesn’t concern you
For all its conceived complexity
Existence contains only indifference
In the end
Infants are wiser than us all
They see how the world is
We see how its “should” be