Moving cautiously

careful to avoid

the man in the mirror-

that was his greatest fear

that he would face this man

and all would become clear

eschewing people whose faces are mirrors

clinging only- to opaque visitors

hoping to avoid

seeing his own heart

seeing his own darkness

surely would tear him apart

Dreading the eternal mirror-

life’s ultimate goal

God’s own mirror

that reflects our very souls

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