Narcissism

You shined a light
And let it through
The single ray
Became arrayed
As all the shades
From red to blue
And what was I
But set askew
A fractured, partial prism

Where certain hues
Just wouldn’t shine
They wouldn’t hold
Were never bold
Enough to hold
As if behind
A curtain view
Of looming pines
And murky marshes risen

I labored on
With bitter thought
Disordered view
Distorted you
And torpor grew
The more I sought
Your fading dawn
While wholly caught
Within my narcissism

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