Chasing the Reflection (Heroine Alley IV) by Sarah Ghoshal

Chasing the Reflection

It’s true that you
can’t see me but
I see you
hoping that no one
will see you.
The reign isn’t
so perfect from over
here.

I’m following your
story, you know.
Figuring out if
you deserve it,
if she was really
the one whose
strength would save

us all. But we were
blinded by the blackness
and the strife
and her insecurities
and we believed in the
idea of you.

Can you see us,
All of us,
Judging you through
The mirror?

 

Sarah Ghoshal‘s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Arsenic Lobster, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Empty Mirror, Red Savina Review and Broad! Magazine, among others. Her chapbook, Changing the Grid, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. She earned her MFA from Long Island University and teaches at Montclair State University. Sarah lives in New Jersey with her husband, her ten month old daughter and her dog Comet, who flies through the air with the greatest of ease.
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