Poem published: THERE AND HERE

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

 

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