the mirror

there comes a time
when a man
stares off
towards the horizon
and beholds
the crucifixion
of his dreams
from a vision
of the future
to a cruel mirage
which mocks
the past

so his gaze returns
to the present
no longer a moment
but rather
an infinite expanse
which engulfs
in all directions
and he realizes
with numbing clarity
that this is his life
there's nothing more



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