The life we live

The deepest part of my being
I have never shared with anyone;
so that between me and the world
there is a fiction -- called "self" --
which interacts according to our
puerile desires of security and pleasantry.

For they would have me believe
that my spirit is either non-existent,
or too fragile,
to withstand the burden of such a revelation.

To hell with them.

What kind of life are they living?