Treasure Island

Mike Acker


The Two-Faced Woman


I see a woman with two faces
looking my way.
I wonder, what she
sees of me.
Can she truly
see anything,
this two-faced woman
whose gaze wandered
my way?

Now and then
she twists her head,
as if to adjust her
view. I realize,
no matter how she looks
she will only see shadowy
remains of what I used to be.

Looking back, I can tell she sees
nothing. The eyes stare back,
blank. Of course,
I can see I am not there,
in her eyes.
Only the darkest part of my shadow,
will ever chase her mind.

Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Edited: Sunday, July 06, 2014

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  • F. J. Thomas (8/13/2014 10:24:00 AM)

    Mike please give me a bit more into the meaning of this piece; is this a woman who once loved you but now the love is no longer in her eyes? It is a lovely piece but I would like to understand it's deeper meaning. (Report) Reply

  • Skender Braka (5/27/2014 6:14:00 AM)

    The poet honored Ms. Acker... I read with much pleasure of some of your ooezive published here in PoemHunder.. I liked more by way of artistic beauty kompoziocionit and congratulate you.. (Report) Reply

  • Colleen Courtney (5/23/2014 1:04:00 PM)

    Great poem. So much truth how so many of us tend to have a face we show the world and one we wear when alone. And also how interchangeable they can be. Nicely written poem! (Report) Reply

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