the smile reflected in that mirror [poem]

Onlookers afar see a scowl
Those who draw near witness your sneer
While the singing butterfly
Shares the wealth of cheer

Surrounded by strangers
She opens their center
Unabashedly does she listen
The butterfly is allowed to enter

While you think and frown
You lack her intuition
You cannot help feeling down
When you ask yourself why

Ah, you cannot comprehend
How her wiles seemingly rend
Through all the moves of the dance
When you try, they glare askance

The truth is it is a mirror
When they show a face grim with ice
That is your own, reflected
Her happiness does suffice

Ask bold, not timid
Don’t worry if it’s not all out
Don’t stand there and pout
You’ll catch a case of gout

Everyone is her friend
Everyone can be yours, too
Never too late to amend
Drain analysis through the loo

Talk to everyone, talk is cheap
You don’t ask, you never earn

(This weak attempt at poetry was inspired by the moral-of-the-day from the end of episode 6 of Aria: The Natural.)


Author: ma'habocath

ma'habocath knows some, tells much. ma'habocath knows few things others do. This one is a live-alone, full-time burger-flipper with an odd mind and too much to say. ma'hab always tries the best ma'hab can to keep up: • Chores • Bodybuilding and other health-nuttery • Japanese language studies • Culinary experimentation (see “other health-nuttery”) • Exploration of newfound spiritual territory • Exploration of my Self • Figuring out how to socialize well enough, mostly face-to-face • Backlogs: books, heavy metal, anime • Blogging, chatting, texting, and talking to whomever will listen about all of the above

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