Reflection – John McAteer

it is the less than noble truths
like the ones you see 
in mirrors
that reveal the duplicity
the defiance and delight
admonishment and disparity of imagination

so strange the alchemy
the unconscious hierarchy of thought
preternatural 
cliché
the memories that brew on the outer edge
illogical yet silently obtuse

crooked branches like gnarled fingers
accused the evening sky
and in a muddy puddle their reflection shakes
signals that unreality
is real
upon reflection 
signals that
upon reflection
unreality is real

Published by geoffreyericsmith

Director of, BEST, Befriending and Support Team for Foreign Nationals in HMP Wandsworth

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