Wednesday, October 20, 2010

LC looks in the mirror




















Now You See Me
By Lemuel Crouse

A simple trick, really:
Glass backed with shiny...
A finely polished
Bit of light magic.
Enigmatic plane,
Giving no thought
To the tragic act
Playing before it.

I am drowning in memory!
Fighting, sinking, dying,
Last time going under?
I wonder as blood
Thunders in my ears.
I would gladly shed tears
If I had any left.
I am bereft of them.

Confounding mirror
Showing no horror...
How can it NOT
See the monstrosity
That stands before it!
Infernal broken pane,
Silent within your frame,
Reflecting...nothing?


A Magpie Tale.  To read more about it, and to read this week's tales, click here!

11 comments:

Doctor FTSE said...

I wonder why this prompt has prompted so many bloggers to wonder who they are? But yours is a better ordering of the question than most.

Carolina Linthead said...

Thanks, Doctor FTSE. When I saw the prompt, I knew this was coming. As for Lemuel Crouse, let's just say he has image issues...

gautami tripathy said...

I like mirrors becos I don't really see the obvious!

mirror at crossroads

kathew said...

Nice Magpie- well done!

Susannah said...

Powerful writing, I really liked this. Great Magpie!

My Magpie

Reflections said...

Powerful take on a simple reflection. Nice write.

willow said...

Dark and potent. This piece really reads nice out loud, Dr. L. Nice.

Jingle said...

dry of tears,
blame the mirror for noting see your horror,

wow.
love your beautiful imagination.
a creative piece.
masterfully done.

Carolina Linthead said...

The poet Lemuel Crouse thanks you! Currently, he is brooding over the moon that was setting this morning as I drove to school. Willow, I considered recording this one! I did, on re-reading it aloud, think that monstrosity worked better than abomination.

Brian Miller said...

ah but that which stands in the reflection is great than even our eyes can see....smiles.

senderupwords said...

Reflecting nothing? Wow. Nice Mag. Love and Light, Sender