Mirror, Mirror: A New Poem

Yesterday, I met with an old friend whom I hadn’t seen in about 8 years. We went out for breakfast and talked for 6 hours straight. It was a weird thing; I couldn’t stop talking. It was like, finally, for the first time in ages, I felt like I had connected with someone who was so much like me that I couldn’t tear myself away. She said things I had thought in the secrets of my mind, expressed feelings I had never spoken of to anyone else. Yesterday, I found myself reflected in someone else and in the process, I realized I had also found myself. This poem is inspired by that meeting as well as the incredible sense of reconnection with myself which resulted. 




Mirror, Mirror

The stalemate ends.
The inner voices
The lies,
The numbing disillusionment,
All of it.
No more.
Never again.

For too long
I forced myself
Into a rigid, unforgiving hole.
Too long,
I denied my truest form,
Denying the expression of my heart 
And my soul.

Lost in darkness,
I was blind.
Tripping over the leftover
Souvenirs I was able to find. 
Too afraid to pick them up,
Uncertain of those scary little fragments
I’d long ago left behind.

Now, I have seen 
The Light.
I have remembered 
The Truth.

Now, I open my eyes.

There is a mirror.
She is covered in dust
One inch thick.
My hand shakes as I brush 
It away,
Watch as the grey clumps burst as 
They hit the floor.

All of it reflected back.

I smile.


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