That Poem You Wrote

Photo by Laurence Demaison 


That Poem You Wrote


:             is only half of something unsaid
hold it                next to the mirror
:             so that it looks                 whole

do you look whole?      how

:             can you tell?                    breathe
on its surface                 for now
:             be the wind                     soon
to become        gale       storm      hurricane

you’ve been holding         this mirror
:             to the poem’s lips             far too long


First published in Arkana, Editor’s Choice Award, Issue 6, April 2019

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