Dunnet Head Lighthouse, 1967

mirror-bed of mercury,

toxic axis of The Light -yet 

I was more frightened, even then, 

of the distorting grimace of the 

multiple lenses, refracting the

stab of the tiny glow beyond huge,

to beam out in measured strobe

a beacon to the mickle boats

© Kathy Labrum McVittie 15 May 2023

Merrill of dVerse challenges us to a quadrille (44 words only) on the subject of mirrors