Minotaur finds a Mirror

Minotaur finds a Mirror

by Scott Wilkerson


Meeting myself was like ghosting some past
beyond the limits of desire in here.
You looked to me as I have looked for light
or its splintered shards pulling me through dark.
I dreamed once that visitors had to sign
in to be recorded as fully dead,
which I confess did seem right at the time,
given all the murderous deepenings
and heroic postulates one might eat;
even my sonnets are incomplete.

In that sense, too, I have been a kind of dreamer,
wondering if father Minos ever notices the sun.


-refers from the word mirror in Ellen Kline McLeod’s poem Her Bag of Bits

  1. “Heroic postulates one might eat” . . . so good! And the ending is wonderful too! Thank you, Scott!

  2. loving the twists and turns of this one

  3. Love the lines “I dreamed once that visitors had to sign/in to be recorded as fully dead”. Beautifully haunting…

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