Six Poems of a Season Pt. IV “All Eyes Other”

This poem was distributed in October 2020 as the fourth of the letter series, Raven Mail.



Now all your childhood castles
are with worries overgrown,
and all your childhood heroes
by new villains overthrown,
and all your dreams imprisoned
in a tower made of stone,
and you wish upon the mirror
any image but your own,

Now you’ve let down your defences,
told me tales of skin & bone,
how through all your years of solitude
you were scared to be alone –
Love, your mirror is a trickster
for you never see what’s shown –
Love, your beauty is a beacon
to all eyes other than your own.

for Louise
Paris, May 2019


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