Mirror

On my knees I bow before you

Yet, you look beyond my presence

All that I have done

All that I have sacrificed

Holds no weight for your respect

What must one do to earn acceptance?

I wander the streets for understanding

Meandering aimlessly in the fog

As I come back to you I see you staring ahead

I look to see what holds your indefinite gaze

Squinting against the light, I protect myself and peek again

For I am astounded at what I see

A mirror’s reflection

I stand, no longer aware of anyone

Unable to stop peering ahead

Focused on the soul that gazes back 

Soon, all becomes clear

It is not you who I must impress

What I have sought you do not own

What I desire you cannot give

For it has been here all along 

I have been withholding the key 

Acceptance lives within me

The End

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