Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

A Woman, Her Mirror, and The Space In Between

The mirror always tells me lies,
shows a backwards world.
Shows things farther away than they really are.
I once had a mirror that showed me ridges
across my face
that rippled when I moved.
What a lie.
I never promised perfection,
only my truth, my vision
of how you reflect
in me.
You search for a girl who had
your eyes long ago.
She is farther away.
She has moved on.
Back and forth you travel.
Waves and particles through me, in spite of me,
an endless conversation circling,
circling. I grow tired.
Turn off the light, perhaps
you’ll agree on something



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2 thoughts on “A Woman, Her Mirror, and The Space In Between

  1. Number one made me laugh out loud in the middle of class, so congratulations on fueling my classroom disruption =)

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