The Narcissus in all of us…

The story goes that a very attractive Narcissus was tricked

by his own reflection – trapped in the mirror of a pool

and consumed with what he was all too happy to be

consumed by as if this was a punishment, a damnation

to the very thing defining him; not a lie, but a fulfillment,

a quickened conclusion – to be expected, but not

a cautionary tale because it’s exactly what we all hope for,

a punishment we all hope for and not a threat… like

wishing and winning what we have always wanted

and feared we’d never gain.