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Mirrors
by Karen E Peace

Saturday, April 19, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Mirrors

for R.L.S.

 

When all --

            the murmuring crowd, the angry mob,

            the graceful orison of the ballet,

            the neon leaves at morning light,

            the stench of city subways,

            the loved one and the enemy

Are seen without the rippling surge

Of division, gut, or mind,

Then they are most truly seen aright.

           

The mirror of consciousness

            with the elbow grease of will

            we polish bright

So it, without distortion, crease, or scratch

Reflects experience in its proper light.

 

Then, delineating our mirror with a frame,

Instinctively contend it’s not the same

As all the rest, described as “other”,

For lack of better name.

 

Strangely, this paradox, this practical division,

Works in this world of approbation and derision:

Such boundaries must be drawn

To keep the glass pristine and bright

And in the onslaught of all things foul or fair,

Still functioning with precision.

 

Most who glimpse, beyond their own reflection,

Behind the other’s glass, are disconcerted

By the stillness housed within.

 

Still others, few, who’ve tasted the rare confection

Of repose, are drawn, fearless, to the silent depths therein.

 

Of the few who swim those depths-without-a-name,

Still fewer, those, who dare to love the frame.

 

-- c. 2004


 


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/20/2008
Stark and real reflection at one's self. You pack a punch with your verses, Karen. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
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