personal assessment…

personal assessment

staring
at
the bottom line
a developing
life
pauses
followed
by
the
usual questions
regarding
purposes
paths taken
and
numerous scenarios
of
what
“ifs”
none
serving
any real purpose
just
a
preprogrammed
academic exercise
like following
a clearly marked path
to
the edge
of
a cliff

outside dracula’s castle…

not that
i believe
in
vampires
and
such
but
how is it
that
the mirror
does not reflect
you
how is it
that
you can not see
that
what you say
of
others
is true
of
you
how is it
that
your mirror
does not reflect
you

 

willing to face in his…

 

and
the judge
stood before a mirror
and
called for the defendant
to
stand
beside him
the judge
staring into the mirror
compared
each of their features
carefully
and
then
with a tone of voice
that was
incontestable
declared
you are
guilty
for
i see
my
beast
in you

 

nightmares or dreams denied…

 

moonless night when thoughts turn back to what has been but cannot be
old events unchangeable but reassessed in the darkness
how well night conceals our fears the flaws of life gone by dawn