And we all catch a second of detest
but cannot see the mirror first imposed
try to contain time’s melting in the chest
of rhinestone bordered vacancy enclosed
Reflected most clear is the start of it
ten selfish fingers grasping vanity.
Then scars on scars which now so scarcely lit
show sanity as first insanity.
the armchair handed leaves of ordered time
a magazine subscription of self-hate
but glass cannot show bloodied paradigm
she shattered glass in memories not late.
impossible dissection of the past
here not to catch the first but hear the last.