Sunday, 26 November 2006

I saw my face in a mirror
in a dream where I was lost -
in such childlike helplessness
I wept.

All around me faces and places
which should have been familiar.
They gave back no recognition
and, cold-shouldered, turned away.

Awakening I gaze into reflection
through a lens which turns light to dark,
switches the truth upside down;
blind through this maze I hunt.

Following future followed by past;
it takes more wisdom than I have
to know that I ought to pause
and speak to the present.

I have grown apart from me -
the child inside is sleeping,
and she must awaken from dreams
so we can comfort one another again.

~ posted by Anna @ 10:56 PM