You are my favourite mirror.
the wavelength we both have caught
and ride together is made of my favourite waters
to swim, regardless of conditions.
You radiate my light to me
when darkness is all
I prefer to see, when night vision
blossoms through late-night depressions.
I can only remind you
of what is within you as you do me —
for the times you forget your greatness
are the times that I do too.
The strings of our love
weave the root systems of us together —
you, a water-absorbing oak
and I a pine who would travel wherever
If only to be
a reflection of you.
speak to me your beautiful lies,
speak to me your bittersweet truths.
Jillian-Rae Picco is a Content Architect based in Northern Ontario. She has an Honours Undergraduate Degree with Distinction in English Studies, and is the author of the creative nonfiction book Walking the High Road: Canoeing with the Seasons. Both her poetry and self-help writings were recently published in Introvert, Dear and October Hill Magazine. She is the Editorial Director of a budding Literary Magazine, Chemical Inevitable. Her next novels will be available in 2023 at Thrive: Enabling Potential.