Week 1/Day 2. Self-portrait, 2008 (a poem)

I’m participating in an online poetry retreat for the rest of the month. This is my second poem.

The present:
always a murky construct
with its blurred edges
and its unwillingness to play it straight

How much can you hide from the camera?
Who are you keeping yourself from?

The past:
a paragon of clarity
all present and accounted for
following you everywhere you go

How have you not left more pieces behind
to help you trace the path?

Why is now the mystery?

(6 October 2020)


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