When space is silence…

Words, sounds, and space…

Your mirror


She thought she was your mirror,
reflecting the light behind your irides
          –the thoughts you don’t share.

She thought you would see
those golden afternoon rays of light
transmuting your worries into magic.

She wanted to be the mirror
that let you see through
the winter and darkness;

the one that showed your kindness,
the beauty that scares you,
the strength you ignored,

the spring and the dawn
–the warmth you thought lost.

She was the mirror
you refused to look at.

_____Adriana Citlali


Today I listened several times to the beautiful and sweet song I’ll be your mirror by The Velvet Underground & Nico. It always makes me think of true love, because the mirror is aimed at showing the second person behind their own insecurities, fears,… On the other hand, I often wonder if the reflexion sent by the mirror is true to the soul of the reflected one, or if it is what the person-mirror wants to see.

Author: Adriana Citlali Ramírez

A citizen of the world, born in Mexico city... A physicist (working as a geophysicist) and a part-time artist (creative writing, oil/acrylic painting, photography)… All posts, visual art, and poems ©Adriana Citlali Ramírez. All rights reserved.

7 thoughts on “Your mirror

  1. Love, love, love that song! It has been the inspiration behind one or two poems I’ve written as well.
    Beautifully written, Adriana. 🙂

  2. Sorry its taken so long. I just noticed your reply. Here is the link to my poem: http://decumminspoetry.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/ill-be-your-mirror/

    Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  3. How evocative. For some reason my mind went almost immediately to that of a survivor of a loved one who has taken their own life. Perhaps this is telling me to call a friend who lost her daughter that way.

  4. Powerful final couplet. One I will remember for sure.

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