Dear Mother, Dear Father

Dear Mother, Dear Father

“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.” ~ Rumi

As a poet I love Rumi,
I love the weight of his words,
of how the mirror breaks
and many different versions
of truth grow within the family.
Within ourselves too.

A liberated sheep in a post Shepherd world,
poetic landscape of the soul
is my version of truth.
From fifteen to fifty,
a life-changing metamorphosis
which I faithfully recorded.

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Lost in the Mirror

Lost in the Mirror

In the midst of a terrible rainstorm
as lightning starts to strike,
I pull over and park the car.
I observe a small white mirror
lying diagonally on the road.
It shouldn’t be there I’m thinking.

I just have to pick it up!
So out I go, to wage war with the rain
that lashes like hate in my face.
Again and again,
to where the mirror is lying,
face up, on the black toll road.

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