Robert Creeley

(1926-2005 / United States)

The Mirror


Seeing is believing.
Whatever was thought or said,

these persistent, inexorable deaths
make faith as such absent,

our humanness a question,
a disgust for what we are.

Whatever the hope,
here it is lost.

Because we coveted our difference,
here is the cost.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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