Meet Myself

Through fractured eyes

These cracked lies

Provide the illusion

Of clear vision.


Splintered skin,

Meaning hidden by

Poisonous reason,

Fails to show.


Blackened thoughts

Raise alarms,

Harried away

By denial.


In this mirror,

Docked I stand to testify.

But no longer can I lie.

Examination of evidence

Proves no alibi.

Faltering, the witness

Can only confess.


Too long this charade

Has been played,

The game must end.


I must meet myself.

-Oliver Redmond