“An Absence of Mirrors” / Memorable Fancies #1274

In our land, mirrors have been outlawed. No one is allowed to see his own face anymore. So now I look in another’s eyes and tell him how he appears to me; then he looks in my eyes and tells me how I appear to him. That’s more than a pane of silvered glass could ever do; it’s forced us to see ourselves with others’ eyes.

We no longer regret our loss of mirrors.

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Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: For Anacreon, 30 poems of love and life from the ancient Greek poet (originally published as a chapbook by Silkworms Ink).

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