Looking Glass

I put my feet into the rushing water
The stream changing every second
Erases my footprints
And carries away any evidence that I am there.

I wade into an ageless spring and wait
Breathless: suspended in matter and time.
Floating just below the surface
Face towards the sun.

The Narcissistic Sky sees through me
And admires his wild beauty
Until a falling leaf
Sends ripples across his looking glass.

He weeps, perhaps for his Vanity
And the torrents wash away the impurity.
I melt into the water
Following the path of least resistance.

Fluid, submissive, dissipating, running
Slowly wearing through ancient rock
Carving out new paths to old worlds
And returning again to the original source.

At times I wish for calm water
And pallid reflections against the grey sky
Because in the bright light he sees himself in me
Until I am no longer there.


Written by

Elyse Kishimoto is a regular girl with an extraordinary sense of adventure. She's done everything from hiking up volcanoes in Iceland at midnight, to sitting down to dinner with royalty. She's climbed Mt Fuji and the Great Wall of China in the same week, and explored the lost glowworm caves in New Zealand. You never know where her next story is going to come from, but you can be sure that it will be packed full of fun! After spending years reading her favourite classic novels to her students, Elyse is excited to publish her second action/ adventure novel, Sky Watchers in the popular series, The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers. www.thetimetravellersclub.com

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