Mirror

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The time will come

when, with elation

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door, in your own mirror,

and each will smile at the other’s welcome

and say, sit here.  Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was yourself.

Give wine. Give bread.

Give back your heart

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, when you ignored

for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit.

Feast on your life.

Love after love.       Derek Walcott.

2 Comments on “Mirror

  1. I needed to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely loved every
    bit of it. I’ve got you book marked to check out new things you post…

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