Yesterday's Mirror

(for someone as beautiful as I am)

I stare in her eyes
her thoughts trying to hide
to keep her safe from me

but the reality is this:
she is me
the younger
more innocent
the quieter
version of me

I know her pain
because I share it still

I tell her
don't let this eat you
don't let this beat you

there is a way out
I'm only finding it now
and I'm in far deeper
so it's harder to get out

I hand her the map
hoping she'll follow
lending her courage

and I watch
as the beautiful reflection
of myself grows

1 comment:

Reboloke said...

This poem is really beautiful. I start to cry a little every time I read it, but it's beautiful.