so_____envious (so_____envious) wrote in ed_ucate,
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Just a Poem I Though I'd Share

We read a poem in literature class today that I wanted to share. I thought it was at least partly eating disorder related. Tell me what you think about it:



The Mirror

I am silver and exact, I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see, I swallow immediately.
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful -
The eye of a little God, four-cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over.

Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me.
Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.
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