Mirror Telescope Microscope

by Bob Schwartz

Mirror Telescope Microscope

The mirror is an accident
An incident above the sink
A reluctant glance
With the first water
Of the morning.
The telescope
The microscope
Are no accident.
Seeking words
Long and wide
To guide me
Tell me
What this is
Who this is
In the mirror.

The morning begins with coffee, reading, and sitting. It actually begins a few moments earlier, with a visit to the bathroom, where, naturally, there is a mirror. There is little to learn from the mirror. There is more to learn from the texts.

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