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January 21, 2014

Mona Lisa. ~ Gabbi Magana {Poem}

Only that in you which is me, can hear what I’m saying* 

Do you see me smile?

Do you see me suffer?

Or do you see me conceal?

 

As you approach me,

what do you see in me first?

Do you notice my lack of adornments,

or my overly humble soul?

 

Do you notice the heart on my chest,

or the secrets I’ll never tell.

In the center of my all,

or my mystic surroundings?

 

Can you imagine the stories

every inch of me could tell?

stories we have experienced,

you and me, both.

 

I reach to your heart

because I’m not alone,

I’m within you,

as much as you are within me.

 

I am the woman in the wall

under layers of paint,

inside the mirror

and next to you on the street.

 

Do you really see me?

After all, Only that in you which is me, can hear what I’m saying.

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Editor: Rachel Nussbaum

Image: elephant archives

* Inspired by a quote by Ram Dass

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