We live long if we never know ourselves
Such are the words of Teiresias
For years I had thought to know myself
And which route would be easiest.
But I hadn’t known my true self then
I hadn’t seen it before now:
A nymph with chocolate hair and sunset eyes,
She asks me “who is there” when popularity is in disguise.
Radiant smiles and dancing queens,
Prom kings and football teams
You’re a life worth living but—
Always in dreams
For I thought you were an Echo,
A ghost of mine, it seems.
A thin veil of water
So beautiful and pure
Leaning down to look in
Haven’t I been here before?
With you, and you, and her and him--
Hello old friend, she’s gone again
Even though I’m the one that I should adore,
But self-love isn’t easy when media’s hard to ignore.
I can’t help but notice Aphrodite has turned me into a flower.