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A Memorial: Mirror, Mirror
To Chan "Archaic" Hurst
I see you — in a way — caught
held captive from escaping
a broken mirror.
Beyond curse and superstition
staring at yourself: fractured, fragmented
to unfold the tapestry of your artistry
no further tricked by optical pills.
I see you — in a way — laying awake
counting cracks when pain pierces the air
or kicking in amniotic fluid:
a mirror breaker
throwing crystal's shards in all directions
Torch confined to lead light
in technicolor, through pentagrams
within flamboyant kaleidoscopes
or stained glass windows: an unsolved puzzle
on the verge of your own Walden
where nothing will be enough
where you don't belong.
I see you — in a way — dreamer
to foster fantasy with nesting habits
discovering Tolkien in Star Wars pajamas
racing a Nimbus 2000 over Gotham city
Child-brother sharing Hakuna Matatas
And there you stand:
Who's the best rhymer in the land?
cause it's all just Greek to us
to mock the geeks, perhaps
we rolled our eyes
Today, a guitar grieves
reviving euphoric notes
We know — there is no stage five life
and although its knots seem to be untied
I see you — in a way — still alive