Monday, August 26, 2013

Osamu’s Mirror

    Osamu’s Mirror (first published The Pagan Field 1996)

    See my face
    an imperfect window on this spirit
    slivers of my likeness
    on shattered and bruised glass

    Touch my body
    a perfect shell
    for my artistic ego
    a woman’s dream in a man-slave
    beat and tie
    punish and bleed for
    me for my
    for our beauty

    See my mask
    a theatre dance
    on a private stage
    I have given my very life
    to play-out this role

    Touch this mirror
    like a polished lake of ice
    reflect my hand
    my black eye
    my lover’s poison veil
    ecaf desrever ym

S. Downes

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