looking glass

hitherto i naively challenged
my decision to enter an ominous existence
a vicious maze veiled in obscurity
inconceivable to navigate without the accumulation
of bruises, heartache, and psychic mutilation

the torment’s ache so unfathomable
i begged to evaporate beseeching death’s arrival
and with the dexterity of a masterful wizard
i magically spun threads of my shredded soul
into a mangled ball of mental lacerations

then stealthily in the opaque of the night
i rushed the frigid black ocean’s high tide
and deluging myself in the ebony water
i buried the battered ball
now deeply eclipsed in the onyx abyss

it sapped all my strength to hold it under
drowning in the wave’s of sea motion
stinging salt alive on my pours
gasping for air i surrendered my grip
releasing my marred orb of élan vital

capitulating to the sand on the beach
i ceded the fight and watched the sphere roll
unraveling it glistened against the white sand
an opalescent tapestry lit by twilight
mirroring the stars against the coal sky

in the lustrous lunar midnight
reflected back by silver moonlight
littered with specks of fluorescent insight
astonished i drew in my breath as i read
words interlaced in the untangled web

the wounds are there
creating a looking glass
peer in
and you will heal
your own consciousness



  • P.H.Rose

    Beautiful poem Jane
    Well done and for
    Seeing the light....

    • janetaylor

      thank you so much🌞✨

    • Michael Edwards

      I'm a lover of word associations and words where the meaning is stretched and pulled in different directions and we have them here by the bucket load - I am in awe - a top notch piece of work

      • janetaylor

        what an amazing comment wow ~ thank you❗️✨

      • Augustus

        The vital force speaks deeply, passionately and eloquently. Abrazos.

        • janetaylor

          what an amazing compliment augustus! thank you & abrazos!

        • RAJ NANDY

          A reflective and a thoughtful poem , - like the mirror speaking to me! Thanks for sharing! - Raj, New Delhi.

          • janetaylor

            thank you raj I really appreciate it❗️✨

          • WriteBeLight

            Excellent expression Jane. Your interpretation of the turmoil and then coming to the resolution is so well written.

            • janetaylor

              thank you so much.....i really appreciate it :0)

            • Pintu Mahakul

              Taking a decision to enter an ominous existence is amazing. Holding motion of sea with strength is wise definitely. In the lustrous lunar midnight mind gazes upon wise imagery. This mesmerizes mind more. Wonderful poem is shared here.

              • janetaylor

                you made my day with your comment pintu ~ thank you!

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