The Girl In The Mirror

January 17, 2012
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Says the girl in the mirror:

Another zit on your chin.

Another imperfection on your awkward face
that’s always out of place.

Says the girl with smooth, clear complexion:

How can I possibly go to school—where

all my classmates will see me and


Says the girl in the mirror:

Look at your huge thighs.

Look at the way your stomach sags
just like the beer gut of your own dad.

Says the girl with long, slender legs:

I look like I’m pregnant— have

these jeans always felt so


Says the girl in the mirror:

Hide away your insecurities.

Hide behind your thick, gaudy make-up caked over your skin
and hate the person you really are within.

Says the girl as she leaves the house:

Yes, Nick’s coming to pick me up—didn’t I

tell you we’re going out? He says I’m


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