Good Mirrors Are Not Cheap

It is a waste of time hating a mirror

or its reflection

instead of stopping the hand

that makes glass with distortions

slight enough to pass


until one day you peer

into your face

under a merciless white light

and the fault in a mirror slaps back


what you think

is the shape of your error

and if I am beside that self

you destroy me

or if you can see

the mirror is lying

you shatter the glass

choosing another blindness

and slashed helpless hands.


Because at the same time

down the street

a glassmaker is grinning

turning out new mirrors that lie

selling us

new clowns

at cut rate.