The Mirror of Justice {noumenon}

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