From a distance

From a distance 
ideas appear to place 
time and personality 
on slides to examine 
and present at conferences 

while such visions may inspire 
or depress 
the quality of a picture 
is worth a map of a land 
that does not exist 
where there be creatures 
mythically ideal 
making their ways through lives 
unending clarity style and morals 
of that type from the best dreams 

and if you watch them from far enough 
the reality will appear 
to be all that imagination might make 
while on earth there is much fear 
getting too close is quite the same 
at which moment all is blended 
and even with the arm can just touch 
no representation will do 
that which the will desires.