In the eyes of a leader
seeing the face of the devil
as you're writing scripture
pressing your hand against the page
to see the image clearer
startled at the resemblance
forgetting the words to your scripture
like looking at a mirror on the ground
what do you say to yourself when every sign of
aging, fear, doubt and anxiety are in full view
farthest from vanity at a pisser's angle?
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