Two Boulders & A Mirror

When he said twenty,
I knew I could get fifty from him;
The fifty that could
Have been a hundred.

Two pebbles and a mirror,
That’s all I had to bring.
I knocked and he bade me to get in.
I should have left my heart at home.

He had folded himself
Like a suitcase.
“With a bed this big,
Why is he groaning?”

I regretted asking out loud;
I regretted even going there.
Fifty dollars just for my presence,
Sly bait for a lustful soul.

“Over there!”
He pointed me to a sit.
“My order!”
I was scared to death.

Two pebbles and a mirror;
“Should I arm this stranger?”
This time it was my face
That spoke out loud.

He hit himself in the face with one;
His skin broke open.
Myriad cuts on both his hands
Caught my eye.

With a wardrobe full of Gucci,
Why was he doing this?
“Expectation-Reality misfit!”
He answered my loud mind.

I did not get that!
Rather, I felt tempted
To take the other pebble
And hit myself on the head.

“No!” He said
After reading my loud mind.
“I’m the one who gets to do that;
You watch!”

He hit himself again;
Harder this time.
Hurt to the skull,
He reached for a mirror:

There was my face in it.

I was Expectation;
He was Reality!
I took the two pebbles and a mirror;
He folded back into a suitcase.

I curved out a smile,
As I exited my heart.
Into a dilusional mind
That I had taken years to build.

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11 thoughts on “Two Boulders & A Mirror

  1. Reality does trump expectations…fact remains we decide in the long run whether our expectations will trump reality…or not!! Let your mind be young, wild and free, eventually your reality would have no choice. BuT we decide individually what we want. It can’t be enforced. But we can be inspired. Let me be your inspiration๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. Thanks H. I sure don’t want to be eaten..๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜จ. I don’t mind being by your side though..I get to learn more. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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