"Reflections of Self"
I thought it was a dream at first.
It was difficult to see the reality.
I was surrounded with fear and denial.
The pain worsened, I struggled, I screamed.
Through the fog I saw a mirror.
In that mirror I saw myself,
for the first time, genuine, shy, innocent.
My curiosity got the best of me.
I continued to stare in fascination.
As I watched, I felt myself change.
I soon mirrored the reflection in the mirror.
When I realized and accepted what had just happened,
I was finally at peace within.
I walked into the mirror and became one
with what I had always been.
One in spirit, mind, and body.
Sherman R. Buck
May 04, 1993