On the River Bank

I am but a reflection of you
whatever you think of me
If you love me
If you loathe me
It is a self-evaluation of the
you within me

The reflection of a pool is
both bottomless and endless
at the same time
A drip of innocence is but a drip of
incandescent hyperbole
or is it a laughing monkey
bringing much amusement to me

Or is the reflection of you
making jest of the anomalies
you see in you
whatever the case
they have nothing to do with me
But everything to do with you

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~ by Abeni El-Amin on February 24, 2010.