“Who Are You?” / Memorable Fancies #1271

[“…I can see you / repeating my gestures / my words…” – Roberto Bolaño]

     I caught you attempting to be me, one day, in front of a mirror. You had my gestures, my voice, down pat. Even the look on your face when you turned around and saw me – that was my look, too, caught in the same mirror. As I turned around, I saw you. Me.

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(The writer, reading at One More Page Books, Arlington, Virginia)

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