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Mirror, Mirror (poem)

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Kingdoms, realms of order have beguiled me
And I have sought to make my mind so tidy 

while the great chaos vents fury outside 
your sand drawings all erased by the tide

amazing that beings confined to a boundary layer
our earth’s biosphere sandwiched by rock and air

can still ferret truths out at all

some thinkers get lost wandering paths of the everyday
Try programming robots to make a cup of tea or souffle

we cry “reveal yourself” to Nature

Forgetting that our own microcosmic version
as embodied in self is beyond comprehension

so I will foreswear numbers until I am ready
subjectivity and emotion too much of an eddy

And this writing and thinking 
now becomes not what i do but what i am 

And so in wandering ink spot spiderscript
i let go of right angular discipline again 

into a fractal sideline
of lightning tracking through the air 

or a river delta forking
where the point is to lose your way interestingly

until you end up precisely where you meant to go

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Written by Luke Dunn

July 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

Posted in Poems

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  1. Mirror, mirror made me feel (1) a very direct reference to snow white or probably (2) the mirror test (https://gaffingaround.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/gaffe-13/ and https://gaffingaround.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/gaffe-32/)

    Arkapravo

    July 31, 2018 at 6:07 am

    • thanks Arka !! I really chose the title because I see it as about human beings (including myself) and our struggle to find the truth about both the universe and ourselves. I find myself trying to achieve self awareness a lot, hence “looking in the mirror”. I also wonder if vanity is making the author say “who is the fairest of us all?”

      Luke Dunn

      July 31, 2018 at 6:23 am


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