by Papa Osmubal


(he who has no sins
cast the first stone....
--from the Bible)

The mirror is merciless and unforgiving:
look into it and you would know what I mean.

It is an eye - the mirror is an unfailing eye -
eye of your conscience - eye of your shadow.

The mirror declares your pains and moans:
before it we are all wounded, clad in scabs and pus.

The mirror's gaze is an accusing and burning finger,
the mirror's face is an ocean of shards.


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