Break the Mirror

By Shae Hadden

I don’t want to look in the mirror today. There’s a funny old woman staring back at me, and I can’t quite figure out who she is or where she belongs. Certainly not in my mirror! But there she is, plain as day. Wrinkled and wizened, meditating for nothingness, yet still wanting to save the world.

Perhaps I should do as Japanese poet Nanao Sakaki suggests:

"To stay young,
To save the world,
Break the mirror."

© 2009 Shae Hadden. All rights reserved.

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