Stare at calm surface
Eerie reflection stares back
Still river? Mirror?
A tear leaves eye
Pearl drops create black ripples
Find lost self again
Situations and circumstances in life have at times changed people beyond their own identification. Sometimes it's willing and other times you don't realize what you have turned into. There then comes a time of blankness when you retrospect, looking into the mirror, unable to recognize yourself! All the previous series of events spanning over months or years together flash before your eyes as you stare unblinkingly at your own image. You identify your face, but not the person anymore. That's when you know it's time for a fresh start, a time to find your own identity again.
This Haiku is written for The Heights of Haiku - April 2012. The prompt for today is 'STILL'.