The cruelty of one-way mirrors

by Ether

We had the same hands,
but different lives;
the same smile,
but different lines.


i found you again.
this time, pouring spiels of love
in to any microphone you could find.
the gaps in your teeth
mesmerising the audience.

i stopped listening -
overcome with a feeling that
we've been well-acquainted
in a different space and time.

as you stood down
from another spectated monologue,
your eyes met and deflected mine.
when i saw your iris,
you saw the sky.

with a mumbled apology,
ushered yourself through
the two-dimensional
faceless crowd.


it came as a shock -
but i've seen stranger;
where i read caution,
you saw danger.

 

Submission date : 2016-08-31
Last edit : 2016-09-10

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Em ( F P C D ) at 2016-09-07

I love this.

it came as a shock -
but i've seen stranger;
where i read caution,
you saw danger.
^^
Powerful!! Em