Windows and Mirrors

You don’t have to
make your art a window
if you don’t want to.
It doesn’t have to be
transparent enough
for others to look through
and see your naked soul.

If you prefer,
you can make your art a mirror:
still honest and clear enough
for folks to look into
and see their own beauty and suffering,
But opaque enough
to protect the parts of yourself
that you decide belong to you,
not the world.

You can tell the truth
without revealing everything,
and that is okay.

Hi! I’m Mikéa. I’m a writer, music teacher, and aspiring therapist in Dallas, TX. I write songs, poems, and essays about a variety of topics, including mental health, philosophy, psychology, spirituality, creativity, and self-reflection. Find more of my work at


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4 thoughts on “Windows and Mirrors

  1. I like this idea a lot. 🙂

  2. This is really nice.

  3. Wow! What a great poem/post! I really loved your use of the window and the mirror! Brilliant and masterfully penned!!
    You left me some really great seeds of inspiration. I saved this in my Word Bank for future gleaning!

  4. harshitasharma May 22, 2021 — 5:46 pm

    it’s amazing

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