Tools for Polishing

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'Tools for Polishing'

The theater of the world -

and all its vexing, motley players -

is merely a mirrored window

into us.


stops us from looking.

So don the cloak of courage.

Don’t soap your mirror

of self-reflection.

Look there,


Keep looking.

All the heavy machinery

of your lessons

is there.

Use it -

to unearth

the gleaming radiant mirror

of your soul -

so it can shine in the world.

Art by Paul Apal’kin.

Jessica Wilbert