2020-08-17 – Mirror Song

when the mirror warns
that loving her’s
wrong,

i flee to my
old songs,

i touch the moon and shift
by tides in tune-
embraceless,

spitting lyrics at
the faceless,

and when my voice casts
bright, i howl back
at hollow nights,

in a wool shawl of my
own motherly
embraces,

still composing lyrics
to inspire the
mirror’s
faces.

++++

i offer pause,

then i slither back into
the looking glass,
bored of my
applause.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=en

image: Jonny Depp still frame from Sweeney Todd

image: https://artviewer.org/merlin-carpenter-at-galerie-neu/

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