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.
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!
Yes, it is all about perception 🙂 thank-you!
“I can barely see beyond the fire in your eyes” – love that line
Aww thank-you Candy! The image in my mind as I wrote was very vivid. 🙂
I love your punch line… so true! Wearing your heart on your sleeve pumping backwards!!?? Could this be the afterlife meeting!?
Could be 🙂 Thank-you
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
Good observation that the broken glass is not Alice.
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.