Shadows (The Mirror Reveals)

The mirror reveals

The shadows on her face

In the hollow of her hand

All that remains

Turning it over and over

Did she really turn him away?

Weary of the whisperings

Was there any other way?

No ripples show

The river runs unchanged

And tears taste the same

©Ann Bagnall

Elle Fanning from Sophia Coppola’s – ‘The Beguiled’

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