As in a Mirror

April 6, 2015 love

From time to time,
something in me
still searches for your nature,
some essence
that I missed
in myself.

I did not realize
that I was not seeing you,
but seeing me,
as in a mirror,
parts I have not owned,
projected on your image.

I glimpse who you are,
behind the mask of my illusion,
and see the light that is your own.

Yes, I saw it
because it is mine too,
the shared light of two humans,
vulnerable and learning.