Staring at the mirror again
I scoff at the self absorption
As he returns to the car mirror.
Road, mirror, but then
I realise you are staring
At the van following behind.
That was the day I understood
Your true love for mirrors.
A tool forewarning you of a threat,
Allowing you to drive your family to safety.
Minal Naomi is an artist and designer based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This piece is a reflective one about her childhood. It describes a retrospective moment of realisation, about the complexities of being raised by a family of journalists in Sri Lanka during the years of the civil war.
Artwork by Nimaya Harris