Thursday, November 29, 2018

was once

"was once"
Some piece of me broke-
finally giving way
     and I'm not sure who it is
still standing here
     in front of this mirror.
Perhaps a reflection
full of memory and apprehension
filled with regret,

Or perhaps a depression so deep
     it smiles.

Yet a smile
no longer shows
     within this reflection,

Perhaps shown
is a life reflected
that is so far away
that what stands here
but only a memory
     of what
once was.
-Armando Torres