Looking Glass Syndrome
Lift the curtain and
there is a girl.
Holds a fawn,
hands round neck
a daughter with an addiction
wasn’t the lullaby of summer this time –
the science of sound, an acoustic urge
to sleep luminously
it was the living room mirror
chess pieces to the right but
she reached inversely
without snowdrops or mushrooms or awakening
to the bloom of the wrong world.
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