Me on the Wall

The mirror is not your body hanging from the wall
It’s you

There’s always a magician behind your image
And a hero on a horse
A clown breaking into the secrets of the world outside

The mirror is your innermost world

Since I couldn’t bring out
the images moving on waves in the mirror
I entered straight into the mirror myself
Now what’s in the mirror is not my image

It’s me
without a body

Translated from the Telugu by Velcheru Narayana Rao.