In The Image

A white dress
gives a bald man
a cup of coffee.
Looking down
into the still, round pool,
he sees a large, reflective dome.

We are created, we are
created in the image of
the creator and forbidden
to create any images.

In the image of the creator,
we are creators of forbidden images.

The forbidden images of our reflection
are the creator’s one disputable act,
a secret theological rebellion which
the vast, crystalline innocence of the
universe must never, never suspect.

There must never be any ripples on
the still, round surface of our reflection
… but there are storms in heaven and
lightning that can crack even the best
mirrors into insane distortions…!

The white dress
watches the bald man
exhale his stale disgust
and noisily, stupidly
take a thirsty gulp.


A philosophical series of thoughts is framed by an image of an incident.

I am a Canadian, originally from Ontario, and am now living in Calgary, Alberta. I have studied sciences and anthropology at university and travelled across North America and briefly to Mexico and the Caribbean. I have been writing for over 20 years and performed my work in public. I have written more than 100 poems, several short stories and am presently working on a few novels.

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  • PQRibber
    PQRibberalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks, PQ Ribber – glad to contribute.

    – Nancy Ames

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