I am

Alan Watts said you are an aperture
through which the universe sees and experiences itself.
But it’s worse than that in “real life.”
Actually, you are an actor playing a character
in a dream play defined by you and
whatever agreement you can cobble
together with the NPCs.

And that agreement is the basis for illusion and delusion.
Those two mechanisms allow you to act out
the most insidious and delightful of scenarios.

So yes, you are an aperture.
But you put on lenses and masks and filters
and call them your life.
But none of it really is.
And by you, I mean me.
And I am . . . only a tiny opening.