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An Apology to My Reflection This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     I tried to remember a time
when I did not hate my body
when I still appreciated
all that it was capable of
running cursive words
across vacant lots
I would chase butterflies
and paint the morning
with curious fingers
for so long I have counted
the calories, miles, lies
I told myself
there was porcelain catharsis
and tears that blurred my vision
blurred the reflection I saw
in that broken mirror
I shall not deny my curves any longer
the arches of femininity
that class artwork celebrates
I see not the imperfections, but the
strength and beauty it contains
I have swept the shards
and pieced myself back together.
I am whole again.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Nommoc said...
Nov. 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm
Loved your poem!
 
m.s.moore said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 7:34 am
fantastic for you, i'm happy to hear you're one of the few who could rise above their insecuritites, and that's a beautiful thing.
 
Thrush said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm
That's great!!!
 
tay1234 said...
Aug. 17, 2009 at 4:41 am
wow really great!!
 
Amanda said...
Aug. 14, 2009 at 7:13 pm
another ed poem. good one though.
 
MeganCahill This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 3:33 am
Thank you. I needed this more than anything.
 
lexikeys247 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 19, 2009 at 12:05 am
i loved this! so inspiriing
 
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