Wall Pillow

Not a proper pillow
For a head,

A thing to separate
Room from room
Me from you,

Yet you laid
My head there.

The hole it left
Admits no light.

I hung a mirror
Over it.

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Lee Ann Schaffer 08 April 2005

The hanging of the mirror is a metaphor for redirecting examination. The speaker in the poem has reached a point where things are so bad that it's perhaps time, not to look at the effects of the situation (the hole in the wall) , but to obscure that from view for the time being (hang something over it) and do some self-examination - to look at herself (the mirror) to find the source of the troubles.

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Candice Williams 27 March 2005

Very unique style and I have to commend you for it. -Just love the 'i hung a mirror..' strangely amusing. ^_^ sorry if it wasn't meant that way.

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