Mirror Images (revisited)

My reflection

And

I

Do not behave

The way

Mirror images

Should

 

We do not

Face each other

One of us

Safely

Contained

In liquid

Silver pool

 

Instead

We stand

Shoulder to

Shoulder

In an empty

Room

We do not

Touch

 

Gazing

In opposite

Directions

Studiously

Avoiding

Eye

Contact

 

Neither of us

Ready to face

Our own

Or

Each other’s

Emotional

Physical

Nakedness

 

Reluctant

Unwilling

Witness

To

Raw

Vulnerability

 

Unprepared

To acknowledge

Our hearts

Are

Secretly

Needful

Things

 

Islands

Floating in

Space

We look at the

Bare

White walls

Of this

Stark prison

Of our own

Design

 

Not able

To see

Each other

To recognize

Each other

 

Unable to

Offer

Solace

Comfort

In these

Long

Aching

Nights

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