Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem-shatter May 25, 2015

You are bound tightly by mirrors

Gazing at yourself through refracted light

Every flaw magnified infinitely

Every hurt reflected back

slashing

slashing

slashing

you into fragile glass: you

naked Royal Doulton figurine

bare

broken

morose multiplicity in a million pieces of silver.

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.

.

I want this to have a hopeful spin, but perhaps that will be part two tomorrow?  It feels complete in thought, so I’ll stop.

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17 Responses to “poem-shatter”

  1. Cassie Says:

    Hauntingly beautiful

  2. The mirror as straitjacket is a fascinating concept.

    • Thanks.
      I needed a metaphor to capture the navel gazing absorption that such sensitivity to others’ words (or tiny, inconsequential personal ‘flaws’) causes. When it came to me, I was quite happy! It seemed to suit on several levels.

  3. georgiakevin Says:

    You put in to words what far too many experience. Your poetry truly reaches in to your readers’ hearts you know. There are a lot of good poets but you are among the very best!

  4. Actually, I find the ending hopeful as is. We can be a reflection even in our brokenness

  5. jensenempire2551 Says:

    Please Mrs. Bird no more of that slashing….

  6. narble Says:

    Knowing when to stop is the hardest part, I think.

  7. rabi893 Says:

    wow. beautiful words

  8. Hola 🙂 I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. Here’s the Link:

    https://khaled23140.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/liebster-award/


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