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

unyielding


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