The Poetry Project

Ekphrasis with Mirror

Miguel Coronado

a radically other self manifesting
“even as if your beloved”
and “all the blessed dead”
were in the poem with you
trying to wear a room
like a golden, rectilinear dress
to transform my desire
to a shape I can fathom
that would not belong to me
though it may render me visible
to the object in the mirror
this is only adding to the mess

Work from Consider the Omnivore: Consumption, Anxiety, Mess as Imagination with Jayson P. Smith