Total Recall

Your mirror no longer recognises you
as you stare in vain at it
hoping to jog its memory ;
the face your mirror chooses to reflect
wants nothing more to do with you ;
the mirror remembers you only as you were ,
recalling those bright shining moments
of lucidity and strength ;
You remember nothing of those now
and the mirror won’t remind you
of any of them ;
Struggling to traverse the empty expanse of meaning ,
you ponder how it ever came to be so ;
how the mirror aeons ago chose
to no longer chase and retrieve that
which you let slip from your grasp ;
You and the mirror both now wait ,
for the return of the Prodigal ,
in vain .

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  1. Louis Kasatkin Post author

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    You tell a story with your verses, sometimes a story we don’t wish to hear.


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