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A Poem by Elizabeth Brooks: "Your Reflection"

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Your Reflection

You love to talk to me

in the mirror

when I'm putting on my make-up

a brilliant piece

would come to me

a thought or phrase

and I would smile

and catch a glimpse of You.

Your Presence captured

in the reflection of

my eyes

and a broad smile

You appear in

an instant

a joyous twinkle

a brief subtle

but momentous

reflection that I

wish to recreate.

But I have to

wait and

until someday in the mirror

we will meet again

so personal and

sweet. It validates who I am

deeply fulfilled and complete.

Elizabeth Brooks

Elizabeth P. Brooks is originally from Trinidad and Tobago and now calls Tampa Bay home. She is deeply concerned about human dignity and the need for social justice. She is outgoing, loves the sound of laughter and the power of the word. She is a performance poet and has had several poems and two non-fiction essays published in Indiana Voice Journal. She is the author of a recently published chapbook, “You May Applaud Now and other poems” and she is currently working on a novel and many other projects. Elizabeth is a reference librarian at Saint Leo University in Dade City, Fla., and volunteers as an adult literacy tutor in Tampa. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post. You can visit Elizabeth at her Facebook page here: Elizabeth Brooks

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