Fazed Conscience


The other day, while applying Kohl.
I felt two eyes staring at me.
My reflection was no longer me!
I could sense the accusing glare
penetrating my heart, my body, my soul!
I lifted my eyes and saw the old,
the better (happy, content) me,
desperately searching my face…
…seeking the answer to the unannounced change.

~Tabiah Qari


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