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Who’s Inside? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo by Evelyn Chong : https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-standing-in-front-of-mirror-1674060/

“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.” Jean Cocteau

Who's Inside?

When you look in the mirror
who is looking back at you,
what are you thinking or
are you avoiding thinking,
especially about yourself,
who are you anyway and
how are you you at any time?

What is the sum of you and
how are you being you?
Your mirror refuses to hide
the imperfect imagined you,
that constructed fictional you,
mirrors always offer what 
you wish to find, but they
never look inside for you.

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