between us
poetry spanning
the virtual distance,
and hearing your doubt,
feeling each tentative recoil.

your words
do not dance on
such fragile trust here.

and always speak your heart
and believe it knows your truth.
and i suspect we will tell each other,
what our mirror needs telling ourselves.

submitted to 20 Lines A Day

12 thoughts on “mirror

  1. johncoyote says:

    Words and thoughts are important. I have grand kids now. I must watch what i say and do. Good to look into a mirror and judge what you are and are doing? Thank you for the excellent poem.

    • yes, it’s not always the the most comfortable thing we need to do, but in this case it certainly was. thank you so much, your encouragement is really appreciated. 🙂

  2. Ms. Marie says:

    There’s just something about the short sweetness and beauty in your works that I really admire. And the feeling is the same with this poem. 🙂

    • that’s a wonderful compliment, butterfly. when i wrote stories l taught myself to constantly edit, pare down and say much with little.

      i try the same discipline with my poems and i think that’s why this medium is beginning to feel like a second skin….fewer and fewer words sometimes can say more…..

      thank you as always for reading them, it means a lot to me. 🙂

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