I Reflect Me

(I looking at looking me)

I pull at me's skin with a blunt edge called life, 
leaving a scrape on the surface of us, and wonder,
while looking at me, why I would do that to we.

*the mark on my soul slowly disappears*

Me looks at I standing outside our reflective shell
and shakes my head at I, me wondering why I
cannot love me more than I already tries to do.


I feel the fingers of darkness, rapping bony 
phalanges on the blade of me's shoulder.
I shudder as me looks around for this specter.

*tap, tap, tap, tap*

Me has seen I in many different stages of life -
naked, crying, happy, confused, sad, joyous - and
there's nothing a muted me can do but stare at I.


I love winter because, when me stands in the sun, 
I feel the warmth and willingly let me absorb the 
distant, life giving, bright reflective on our skin.

*this specific heat makes me feel young and alive*

Me's eyes burn when I stands in the sun, but me 
knows if I does not, then me will never feel it or see 
I's lonely shadow standing next to me on the ground.


Sometimes I forget about me by putting they first,
constantly, and I and me, the we, disappear into 
the passing days as I begin to lose touch with me.

*a soft echo comes from somewhere*

Me watches I whenever me can because me knows I 
better than anyone, which says a lot about me.
Me has been with I, the us, just as long as God has.


I let it in, a feminine she, me's intrigue - her,
and know, by the end of time to time, her will lock 
with me, I into she, we inside us, invisible.

*a waning light projects shadows on dark walls*

When me encounters her, objective, I entangle she,
subjective, and discover an its, possessive, that us 
never knew until we combined personal pronouns.

I observe the world's gaps, tiredly avoiding, 
but there are not but so many rocks me can kick 
before I decide to move on and carry me away.

*the sound of a shoe sole scrapping asphalt*

Me tries to love I more when me thinks I is 
about to break, when all me wants is for I to 
have added trust in me's journey that only I can take.


If I think about me too long, then I start to
question me because I do not know if the inner 
me is completely fulfilling the outer I or if...

*my mirrored doppelgänger taps back*

...the outer me is really satisfying the inner I
because nobody knows I better than me or listens 
to me better than I, together a combined we and us.


When I look at other people's me, I wonder
if my me looks at other people's I's and
sees their they's like we see our ours?

*somewhere, a me scratches an I's head*

Me enjoys when I looks at other people's me's
because we, collective us, can see the intent 
of their, collective they and them's, heart.


I enjoy spending time with me, even when me has
had enough with I, because, in our darkest hours, 
we, I and me, are the only army us, me and I, have.

*a flutter, as an I stirs a me*

The first time me saw I, me knew I would push
forward when me needed a break and I had energy
or when I was tired and me was not giving up.


We, I and me, sometimes are at odds, but,
we, I and me, end up forgiving one another
because we, I and me, come from similar stardust.

*a me forces an I to smile*

Us, me and I, likes to feel the natural while
us, me and I, conjugates together peaceful while
us, me and I, embraces the unknown of our bliss.


I likes to talk to me and, sometimes, me talks
back to I even though I do not want to hear
what me has to say to I, viewpoint considering.

*I puts hands in pockets, 
me moves fingers in them*

Me listens when I talks but sometimes I does not
like what me has to tell I because us knows we
better than I or me would like to admit.


The feminine she that I look at, her smiles back 
at me, and me knows that her's she intrigues I, 
and she's her reciprocates that to I's me.

*my heart - pitter patter, pitter patter*

When I is near she, me can see her for everything
she is to I, and me feels like I have known her for
years though they or them cannot see she like us.


One day, I will be a ghost, and me's memories 
will be left behind with hers or his, times
when we took moments to fully enjoy the us that...

*I releases a tear - me wipes it away*

...me and I were when us or we reflected together 
and conquered the world, us hiding from the evil 
they or them sent to I, he, she, me, him, and her.


I remember she, me her, we us, he she, her him, 
holding onto that which made me feel alive,
us together as we walk side by side because...

*a beam of sunlight breaks the clouds*

...me knows that her reflects she, I reflect me, and
they will try to make us forget about we, when 
them realizes that the projection crumbles, slowly.

* b l o o m *
* w i l t *

Can I exist without me, even when I lead me to
believe that the unreal was real by making we
believe that something happened when it did not?

*lukewarm washes over I to me, we to us*

Can me exist without I, even when me led I to
believe that the real was unreal by making us
believe something did not happen when it did?

* b l o o m *
* w i l t *

I confuse me clarifies I trusts me questions I
convinces me doubts I loves me hates I finds me 
loses I thinks me forgets I discovered...

*cold washes over me to I, us to we*

...me buried I smile me frowns I helps me hurts
I carries me drags I pushes me pulls I digs me buries
I reflects me mirrors I sees me saw I seen me see.

              * l i f e *

I will always be me even when me doesn't want 
to be I, and there's nothing me can do when I 
wants me to be I and accept the I with the me...

*we, us, touches the mirror, together*

...and the me with the I even when the me in
I sees the me for all the I is as the me pushes
the I into the me and the me outside the I.  

I *reflect* me *reflect* I.

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Vernon Herring View All →

I am a writer from the South, who hails from a small, rural town.
This is my first and only blog.
I believe that courage, focus, determination, and persistence will eventually lead to manifestation.
My main goal is to connect with my audience through my fictional, non-fictional, and poetry themed writings.
I am currently trying to chase my dream of becoming a published author and look forward to the future day when I can turn my fictional novels into screenplays.
I most recently created a podcast to challenge myself with the spoken word and reading of my creative works. Those links are listed in my profile.
Thank you so much for spending your time with me!

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