Mirror, Mirror

“A mirror has no power to show a monster unless that monster stands before it.” – Susan Kay, Phantom

You and I, concave facing

tinfoil underneath glass

the old method of preserving reflection

where no amount of mercury can be hidden.

 

Mira, mira-

we open our hearts and show them to the glass

the aluminum no longer present

refined methods

where no amount of mercury is needed.

 

Mirror, mirror-

show me the image:

the laborious fool who lingers

wanting, waiting,

the numb priestess who simpers

blinding, exalting

the sinister sorcerer who loiters

plotting, concealing

 

inside me.

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