Don’t You Remember?

A blind man wanders through a palace of mirrors,
maybe it is an enormous room of funhouse mirrors
where light flashes and ricochets from mirror to mirror.

The blind man is singing one of the grand old songs,
it is a bittersweet scene, reflected both ways to infinity
in the tall mirrors facing each other with nothing
between them but a blind man singing.

The song is so familiar, it is almost as if you are there
between the lines, between the mirrors, singing the song
of yourself, blinking your eyes because you know the light
is all around you but you cannot see it, so instead you sing.

The creator of the palace hears you singing because that one
is you, wandering like a blind man from mirror to mirror,
blinking your eyes even though you are able to see.

And the light, that is your light, flashing and ricocheting
to infinity, the very place you are always emerging from,
an enormous room filled with echoes of the old songs
you like to sing to magnify the mirrored light.

You are that blind god standing before a funhouse mirror,
you hear a voice sounding from somewhere, it is singing
one of your favorite songs, don’t you remember yet,
don’t you remember it’s you?


About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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