Tuesday, January 19, 2010

looking back

you never write
you never visit
you never call
there is nothing
so empty
as a mirror

21 comments:

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Sounds like something my mother has said to me recently.

staceyjwarner said...

hmmmm, this is sad.

much love

dianne said...

Sad but true, but still we wish and hope. ♡

Monkey Man said...

Rather an empty mirror than a reflection you hate

Irish Gumbo said...

A double haiku about abandonment and loneliness...the mirror imagery is exquisite pain, my friend. powerful stuff.

Brian Miller said...

wow.
simple
yet so complex.

secret agent woman said...

I hate the idea of a mirror being empty - your own reflection is worth a lot.

JoJo said...

Wow, what a powerful message in such a short poem...

Kate said...

Unless it's your soul.

justsomethoughts... said...

monique - is that bad thing or a good thig ?

staceyj - it is. thank you.

dianne - thats what we do.

monkey man - in full agreement am i.

irish - thank you, sir.

mr miller - always an honour.

secret agent woman - one doesnt always like what one sees.

jojo - thank you.

kate - now you have me thinking.

Georgina said...

Lovely and sad. I like a good conceit every now and then. In seeing you not see yourself, I saw myself too. - G

Mad-hatter said...

Very deep.

Nicely done.
Big love.
Maddy.
http://maddymad-hatter.blogspot.com/

IB said...

One word:

Brilliant.

Grant said...

I never look back because behind my toilet is a room-wide mirror, and really, who wants to watch themselves take a dump.

Together We Save said...

Good one!!

Greenfingers said...

I do like this indeed....

justsomethoughts... said...

Georgina – thank you. That was really a deep comment

Mad hatter – thank you. I’ll say I knew you before you were famous. You cant stop me.

ib – thank you.

grant – my aunt has a bathroom with mirrors all around. theres a bazillion of you. If a person were doing recreational drugs, they would either find it fantastic, or the scariest shite they ever saw.

Together we save – thank you!

Greenfingers – high praise indeed.

Lana Banana said...

you had me until "mirror". that's tough . . . as in my head, mirrors contain whole other worlds. think lewis carroll.

justsomethoughts... said...

lana - they do. thank you.

Marla said...

I know this one. I live it sometimes.

So visit.

You'll like him. I've seen his heart. It's a good one.

JeffScape said...

Those last three lines are pure gold.