Four Ways of Looking into a Mirror

May 31, 2017
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1.Compact
Pulled from a pocket
A purse
A Pack

A clam without a pearl
A bulge of beauty
Once the flaws are covered

Magnifies the blemishes
The cracked lips
And broken skin

Exposed on a Compact
Mirror

2. Full-length
Full Body
Full Inspection
Top to Bottom Reflection

Do the shoes match
Does the outfit go
Should the hair be tied up

Judging dressing rooms
Bad-lit bedrooms
Outfits and personalities picked

By the images in the Full-length
Mirror


3. Fun House
Distorted
Stretched out
Smushed up

Surrounded by the same
Haunting image
Can’t escape

Tortured by the pictures
The standards
The expectations

Either
“Big- Boned”
Or just “Skin and Bone”

Mesmerized by the mirage
From the Fun House
Mirror

4. Rearview
Reverse
Back up
Turn around

 

Head forward
Eyes on the glass
Looking to the past

Instructed to look
To take your eyes off the road ahead
For safety lies with what is behind

In the Rearview
Mirror
 






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