July 4th, 2019

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Imperfect Mirror

The poem “Imperfect Mirror” is about judging oneself by the reactions of others. While this is highly imperfect, sometimes a person can be far enough outside the norm, defying conventional discernment, that others feedback is useful.

Imperfect Mirror

This imperfect mirror of other eyes
conveyed by actions and of words
presenting hints of identity
sent to those outside of me

these reflections of the source
offer hints unto themselves
that relevance may be found
beyond my own unseeing eye

with a blindness born of place
unable to see what life contrived
that sad assortment of good and bad
no longer knowing which die was cast

an arrange of a different sort
from the norm reflections cast
still I seek to meet their gaze
to see myself through telling sight.

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