THERE AND HERE
in a dream, the mirror of the Trinity
Our mirror holds your image in its square
and we have made the frame, a hand-breadth wide.
From the mid-point of the base springs a pair
of vibrant, scrolling fronds, one either side;
carved in relief, acanthus-leafed, baroque,
flexing like seaweed in a rising tide
they cross the top as though to interlock
but stop just short – potential growth implied.
The wood is light, clean-edged, northern and spare,
fit for an airy room with snow outside;
a place for thinking clearly in; somewhere
to find a balance, ponder, or decide.
Look. See your true self here, the self we share;
your I, You, Us. Be its reflection there.
New City magazine, November 2020