Some spectral assocation exists
Between your substitute reflections;
Those your eyes meet in the rising light
Bursting from blank-slate shopfronts.
Tar slicks mar the pavement you crush
With heavy feet. Take yourself from the white fluorescence
In the dressing-room, the undressing-room, where
The spiked nerves of the examination candidate are facing you
Read images carved in ancient stone
To understand the eternal infancy of aspiration
Mirror as murderer or weapon; psyche killer.