Each morning brings an uneasiness,
A longing fear of peering into that mirror,
And seeing that misshapen carcass,
Like a portal to a world of monsters,
A bogeyman on CCTV,

I see myself,
But is that miscreation truly me?
This is no abstract,
But a very real abomination,
A brown haired accident,

Each glimpse at the mirror,
Is fingernails on chalk,
The portal remains open,
Blue eyes like the abyss scowl back,
A hide blemished and spotty,

That foul visage still watches from the glass,
The other me,
The me I wish I wasn’t,
And I avert my eyes,
Dreading the next time I see that mirror,

The reflection smirks.

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  2. Shruba says:

    It’s almost as though the poem speaks about body dysmorphia. So well expressed. Take care πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ–€

  3. Why? Where’s that coming from? Who do you wish you weren’t?

  4. Also, why did the font on WP change? lol

  5. Carol anne says:

    Stunning! So, so good! ❀ ❀ xoxo

  6. locikate says:

    We are our own worst enemy…

  7. The mirror will never give an objective view of ourselves as it is clouded in our own overly negative *or sometimes) overly positive opinions of ourselves. Very good writing!

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