The Mirror of Justice

This is one of many on the subject of karma, a fascination of mine. The idea is that, when the time is right, karma holds up a mirror for us to see all our deeds in. This may happen at / around the time of death or before.


A noumenon

sensed by all

feared by many,

awaits and patiently


To gaze unready

is to quake,

its palantir eyes

always abroad


No squirming justification

no wriggling excuse

face to face



The movie of life

in black and white

played for you

over and over


Learn you will

but how?

unwilling and denying

or open and receptive


After the mirror

two shillings

for the ferryman

and not before