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Jan 2017
Avert your eyes
from looking directly
at the monster.

Look only through
that reflective shield,
that glowing rectangle

that parades a
distorted vision of
the objective self,

that which in
dark moments may
suddenly shut off,

revealing one’s face:
inverted, expressionless, petrifiedβ€”
like when the

mirror of Perseus
at last revealed
Medusa’s horrifying visage.
Ira Desmond
Written by
Ira Desmond  37/M/Bay Area
(37/M/Bay Area)   
   valerie, Elizabeth J and S Olson
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