He Plucks Me From His Mirror

A Senryu poem about narcissistic love.

Senryu poetry is a Japanese form of unrhyming poetry written in the present tense that uses the three-line, 5–7–5 syllable pattern. Due to its emphasis on human nature and emotional experiences, it is affectionately called Human Haiku. My husband and I love to write and read poetry. He is my poetry mentor, and I deeply enjoy his thought-provoking work.

This Senryu is about that moment many years ago when I realized that my life had been hijacked by profound narcissistic abuse. Perhaps you can relate to this moment.

He Plucks Me From His Mirror

Needing more supply

Narcissus plucks me from his mirror-

Shatters all my dreams.

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