In the Mirror by Byron Beynon

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In the Mirror by Byron Beynon

In The Mirror
He will remain sitting in this familiar room
surrounded by objects that gather
the knowing weight of dust.
The companionship of a mirror
stares back at the angle of his head,
restless legs crossed for effect,
reminding him of how
an image can stick
in the stubborn brain.
The exact chairs,
the stillness of a plant growing,
his eyes looking softly
into the rhythmic imagining of the glass,
sensing the shadows encroaching
round the narrative of a vanished life.
Byron Beynon 2014
Byron Beynon lives in Wales. His work has appeared in several publications including Poetry Ireland Review, Agenda, Plainsongs, Poetry Pacific, London Magazine and the human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets). Collections include Cuffs (Rack Press), Human Shores (Lapwing Publications) and The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions).