Saturday, June 28, 2014

Reflective Adversaries

Reflective adversaries

A while back I saw a devil conjured up in a cheval glass
Reflective adversaries of the past
Closed my eyes in hopes that the fugue would pass

Yet through the smoky glaze a shocking scene made clearer
The smiling visage of a mad person now near
Seething with anger and hate to cause fear
All with a curiously mad countenance and eyes that glimmer
Iris's dancing like heat waves in air seeming to rise ,writhe and shimmer

Gaze no more,what is lost need not be found
This startling cold presence most profound
Showing layers of madness in depths to confound 
Yet those eyes,that face, so hauntingly similar
Almost within grasp and at once familiar
Demons laid bare by the hateful mirror