Poems

Alessio Zanelli: The Mirror

The Mirror Tell me, man— what is it you see in the mirror? Is it those you’ve never been? Both the one you wish you had and the one you dread? Or is it that you’re going to be, whether you like it or not, inexorably, however hard you strive to run free? No, it’s none of that— I think I know what the mirror’s sending back. It’s whom you’re shedding behind, piece after piece, day by day. It’s all you’ve been and done and is forever gone; all you’ve loved or hated, fought for or been indifferent to. It’s…

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