Three Broken Mirrors

Three broken mirrors without you.
The thought of you was painful,
You were in my dreams so often,
More than those I thought I loved.
And I would wake up to see
I was still in my bedroom.

Two broken mirrors of mine
And the one I shared like poison
Sacrificing myself for the one I love
Would anything have changed without that last one?

Three broken mirrors without me.
Wondering if you have seen
The pictures of my absence
Lingering on every corner?
I insert myself here
I insert myself there
And time is nothing.

All the broken mirrors of yours
Somebody had to be the first to fall
Sacrificing yourself for everybody else
Would we have ever met if that hadn't happened?

How many mirrors did they break for you, long ago?
Was it all a broken mirror beginning of the end?
Never knew what mirrors could do.

How many mirrors remained empty for you, long ago?
With nobody around to look at what they became?
Never knew what death could do.

How many mirrors shattered to pieces, some time ago?
Not a comfortable bed you're sleeping on, is it?
Never knew what life could do.

I was that little girl,
Who initially dismissed you.
I was that little girl,
It took a day to love you.
I always had a notebook
And books with sad endings
I was a loud talker,
The death of ice creams.

I am that little girl,
Who found a friend in you.
I am that little girl,
Who prefers you to riches.
This black thing is my notebook,
And my books with sad endings.
I am still the loud talker,
Slightly less ice creams.

I will be on every corner
You will be in every mirror
I will be in every mirror
You will be on every corner
Keeping an eye on me
Like you used to.

And I will not have changed one single bit
My broken mirrors have all expired
And you will not have changed one single bit
Your broken mirrors have all died
You know the water, you know the air,
You know the under-under-underworld,
You will tell me where to go.

- July 03rd, 2016 - in a single take


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