False Idol

Mirror on the wall
tell me true
am I the fairest in the world
or is it just an illusion
smoke and mirrors
so none can see my faults?
Behind languid smile
eyes bright with hazy dream
vast black
where hearts once lived.
only grief.
Leave me be
screaming shrew
let me live…..
within this fantasy.
I walk down aisle
all turn to look
uncertain why
they are drawn
magnatized to my being.
They do not see
devil’s spawn
seducing mind
with images of non-existence.
Black shadows
sluicing down walls
dancing around 
unwary souls.
Wondering you are
who I may be?
Call me
Harlot of the sea.
Who I am 
matters not.
It is who you….. 
see me to be…..
want me to be…..
that matters.
Feb 27/19

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

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