The wonderful Kevin Morris at newauthoronline.com has been so kind as to agree to do a guest post for me. I proudly present the below post and urge you to go visit his wonderful blog and check out his works on amazon!
Many thanks to Maja for inviting me to write for her blog. I want to share with you one of my poems “Mirror” and say a little about it’s meaning. First the poem:
“The mirror sees it all:
The writing’s on the wall.
To the girl he calls.
She turns to him and falls.
Gazing in the glass,
She sees the truth at last.
Hides it with a laugh.
Would that she could break the glass”.
The above poem deals with first time prostitution. The mirror can be seen as a literal mirror reflecting back the young woman and her client. The glass can also be construed as a metaphor for the conscience of the girl. The mirror shows both the lady’s literal descent into prostitution, “she turns to him and falls” but also acts as a metaphorical glass reflecting back her emotions. She tries to fool herself into believing that sex work is no big deal, by hiding “it with a laugh”. However the final line, “would that she could break the glass” reveals her desire not to see what she has become.
“Mirror” can be found in my book, “Dalliance; A Collection Of Poetry And Prose”, (http://www.amazon.com/Dalliance-collection-poetry-prose-Morris-ebook/dp/B00QQVJC7E).
Thank you again to Maja. I really appreciate the opportunity to share my work with you all.