Shadow or reflection?

Why do I trust reflections
more than shadows?
Do I believe mirrors are honest?
And distorting versions
A game or aberration?

The Sun …
unabashedly self-centred
focussed on its own position
not mine
presents me in false dimensions
but is unable to fake
solidity of being me.

I brush aside shadows
walk through the night
alone, unarmed
fearless….
discarding 
narcissism of reflections

knowing there can’t be 
another Me
not a child, not a book
not a shadow
not a reflection

flames that light 
my existence
make the Sun 
look like a larger version
of my determination

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