Thursday, July 20, 2023

Fire and water, draft no. 2

If you’re unsure which way the spoon is facing

My mom taught me, it’s true

If you see your face inverted

You know the spoon is hewn

Mirrors show us only

the face that no one sees

I can only see my image

If I see how you see me


this next one, I’m still guessing

I don’t know why it even works

I see myself in fire

and marvel I’m not burnt

So a fire can be a mirror

If you are hurt, or if you want

to become cleaner

And lose and lose your dirt