Posts Tagged ‘self-perception’

One Long Walk




trying to see me

the way that cloud sees me—

disappearing as it does


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“Not past the tip of the nose.”

            —Joi Sharp



Looking out the window at night

all you will see is yourself

and, perhaps, your longing

to look outside yourself.

Isn’t that the way it always is—

looking anywhere but in

for meaning, for purpose,

for entertainment, for love—

but here in the window,

the darkness there delivers you

to yourself. But don’t let

the inquiry end with the eyes.

Close them. And now, now,

what do you see?


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at seven

she likes to sashay

for the mirror—

already her eyes see

her self as if they belong

to someone else

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