Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Mirror

photo: ralph murre

The Mirror
by Tom Montag

It is not my vanity
which keeps the mirror.
Not my daughters
brushing their hair
before it, nor my son
laughing to see himself
reflected.  The mirror
holds up the only map
of the days which remain to me –
and I need to be reminded
how far I still must go.

~ previously published in the “Married to Prairie” series,
   Middle Ground (Midwestern Writers Publishing House)