Looking Glass – A Poem

Written for dVersePoet’s Mirror Prompt

Have we met before?

In what century did we meet?

Why is your heart beat/ing-

b A c K w A r D s

on your tattered sleeve?

Where is the light switch in here?

I can barely see…

Beyond the fire in your eyes,

& I’m closer than I appear.

You are not alone //

We are already home.

Beneath all the dust

you’ll see the truth-

Breathe & look closely-

It’s the glass that’s broken

Alice… not you.

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About Gretchen Leary

I am 32 years old, I live in the Boston area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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9 Responses to Looking Glass – A Poem

  1. Waltermarks says:

    Oh, that’s very nice. What a great reminder to see where the trouble really lies. I really like the last line, a surprise ending!

  2. Candy says:

    “I can barely see beyond the fire in your eyes” – love that line

  3. rothpoetry says:

    I love your punch line… so true! Wearing your heart on your sleeve pumping backwards!!?? Could this be the afterlife meeting!?
    Dwight

  4. Love how you included those small hints “objects are closer than the appear”.. and that punchline in the end which makes me think of waking up from a nightmare

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good observation that the broken glass is not Alice.

  6. Such a powerful poem of hope in connecting to the divine in each of us. I really liked the ending, a simple truth so easily forgotten.

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