I Am Not Afraid of a Mirror

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 20:36 -- Rosalie

I am not afraid 

Of a mirror

And its backward ways

I am backwards


So we are alike


I see it in the corner

Of my eye

And turn on the light

But I am not afraid 

Of a mirror


I hear a voice and feel

A breath on my neck

The candle goes out

But the light is still on

So I am not afraid of a mirror


The comfort of electricity spurs me

To prove them all wrong

So I spin underneath fluorescents 

With the door wide open

And speak the name




times, because 


I am not afraid of a mirror


But the lights go out 

And I see something is behind me

And when I look it is not there

So I leave before the door closes too

Like I know it is wont to do


And I resolve never to say

I spoke the name

That way

So nobody knows


I’m afraid of a mirror


Except, I think

She will know

Won’t she?


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