He held the glass up to her,
showing her the reflection.

She looked, then paused,
then furrowed and said:

“You have a mouth. I don’t know
what you’re trying to tell me.”

He turned the mirror around,
breathed fog onto it, wrote:

“Look long enough into the glass
and you’ll see something new.”

She said: “Oh, okay. That’s cool,
but how was I supposed to know?”

Carson Pytell is a poet living in a small town outside Albany, NY. His work has appeared in numerous venues online and is currently available or forthcoming in print from such publications as Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine, The Virginia Normal, NōD Magazine, Blue Moon Literary & Art Review, Spank the Carp, Crack the Spine, Futures Trading, Down in the Dirt, Gideon Poetry Review, and Children, Churches & Daddies, among others. His debut collection, First-Year (Alien Buddha Press, 2020), is available on Amazon, and his chapbook, Trails (Guerrilla Genesis Press, 2020), is in the works.

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