The attraction is not
unexpected. We see

what is placed
before us, not

what may be.
The mirror is empty

until approached.

One of six short poems included in my micro-chapbook, You Break What Falls. Available for download here: http://www.origamipoems.com/poets/236-robert-okaji


24 thoughts on “Mirror

  1. ‘mirrors should think longer before they reflect.’ ― jean cocteau. also from mr. cocteau from one of his movies, sorry, can’t remember which one.
    ‘if you look into a mirror all your life you can watch death at work.’

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  2. Thank you for liking “Seeking the Divine.” Nice poem! πŸ™‚ I like how you transformed an object most of us see every day into something that is mysterious because it hints at something unknown in us and what is around us. An object that provides reflections becomes a tool for self-reflection. Some people even see mirrors as magical portals. For me, it was interesting to read the last two lines of this poem while thinking about the “Bloody Mary in the mirror” urban myth and other superstitions associated with mirrors.

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