Mirror Image, poetry by Andrea E. Lodge at Spillwords.com

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

written by: Andrea E. Lodge

 

When you’re the broken half
of your mirror image,
who do you become?

Melting ice,
brittle bones,
candy rocking in a
rock candy paradise.

And when you’re the missing piece
of your own puzzled thoughts,
are you lost?
What’s the cost?

Nonsense.
Sweetness,
like the thickest honey,
like the taste of filth,
dirt on money,
dirt of faces,
places
never seen,
unclean.

Cents and dollars
hours and days,
Worlds away.
The pain in the squalor,
and the incense won’t cover
the disgust in another
taught to not see,
taught to not be,
taught to disappear,
when the mirror
is dusty.

Musty rooms,
sticky, melting perfume.
Dripping down walls,
nightfall.
But let us resume.
With that reflection
unclear.
Here
is nowhere,
and There
is always gone.

It’s all wrong.
It’s all wrong.
All
gone.

So, now
can you see,
what once was a
me?
A you?
So many shades of
a several,
a rainbow of blue.
What can you do?
There isn’t a button,
a lever,
a knob,
a forever,
or never.
Move along.

We’re all just
a song.

We do,
we don’t
belong.

When you’re the broken half
of your stained broken glass,
what will you ask?

Basking in sunlight,
always too bright
and rightly so,
there is nothing you will ever
truly know.

Not a nowhere to go.

Andrea E. Lodge

Andrea E. Lodge

Andrea E. Lodge resides in Philadelphia with her husband and two disabled cats; Budgie, with only three legs, no tail and who is constantly drooling, and Loki, AKA Poki, AKA, Pokapotamus (because he weighs 20 pounds), a Scottish fold with only one folded ear. She studied English/Secondary Education at Holy Family University and taught middle and high school Writing and Literature after graduating. She is now a full-time Writer and something resembling an artist. She has had several poems featured on Spillwords, two pieces included in an anthology by Havik, several poems and some prose in different issues of Alien Buddha Press’ Feminist Agenda, The Alien Buddha’s Block Party: Blackout Poetry, Alien Buddha’s Zine #12 and Alien Buddha’s Zine #21, her poem, Screaming at Tiffany’s, was in the 12th issue of Voice of Eve magazine. She has also had some work featured in Danse Macabre’s Entrée DM 123 and DM 125: Fete de Noel. She has also been featured in the Winter edition of Soul Lit’s online ‘zine, 2019. As of late, Andrea has written reviews for the books Evocare (Ayo Gutierrez, Eileen Tabios, Brian Cain Aene) and The Tears I Never Told You (JinQue RD). Andrea has also edited The Tears I Never Told You and Are You Ready? (Ayo Gutierrez, Gigi D. Sunga, Ph.D.) She has most recently had her poetry featured in the anthology, Scentsibility, a book of poetry related to the senses.
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