• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 06
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Narcissus in Red

If Narcissus had been bolder
he might just have climbed a cliff
and dived into the water below
not passed so much of his time staring
at his own beauty in a small pool

If Narcissus had been bolder
he may have sheathed himself in red
and plunged to the waves below
no care for hidden rocks
which might bloody his image

If Narcissus had been reflective
he might have realised that
the face that gazed at him
had no substance
perfection an illusion