A Befuddled Mirror
I would ask you to join me for an event,
following the two commands:
to confront the Gorgon Mirror,
and give an entertaining performance.
One by one you have gone to the Mirror,
with various results and trepidations.
I propose we go ‘en-mass’ and allow
no single person to ever be reflected.
When any would gaze into the Mirror
they will only see another,
or two as one in sisterhood –
and so will the Gorgon befuddle.
More – then more,
I will close the drapes that allow
the light from windows of despair,
and hold high the Trebusca Lantern.
In order for the Mirror to reflect at all
it must then draw light from 24 facets,
each modified in hue and clarity
by the combined will of all –
and the Mirror’s own confounding light
must enter and carom about
to blend with the essential spirit
and emerge in different form –
the Mirror may finally see itself,
not reflected in the tearful eyes
of a single yearning traveler,
but in reflected soul
of all humanity –
and I will laugh!