Mirror ~ writing prompt
Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:02 PM
Staring into the mirror
The steady beat seemed to be the only thing solid enough to channel my focus.
The cold bathroom tile felt like my heels had been magnetized to draw me towards it.
Lately it felt like being…
grew more difficult by the second.
I search for something, anything to tether me to the moments around me.
And sometimes i don’t…
maybe I cant.
Sometimes i catch myself~ floating, thinking, daydreaming?
But then it shatters.
And I have learned that few things are more difficult than feeling your surroundings crumble.
Some days it’s so difficult
Even the simplest of things
So odd to think that when normals look in the mirror they are granted their reflection
Black and white
Solid and authentic
But not for me
Reflections play games
I’ve always been told I have a strong mind
An impressive imagination
It doesn't matter how hard I look, the mirror shows me what I believe.
What I know.
What I fear.
It hurts to look
But wouldn’t you rather know what you’re facing?
And then there are those fleeting moments
Like faerie glamour shifting
For a split second, as I turn away for the hundredth time shattered by the projections i’ve
For a flash
Not that i’d allow myself to think it
More hollow than I would ever let myself believe~ in every way imaginable.
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Posted 03 November 2020 - 12:44 AM
Mirrors are supposed to tell me what I look like, if my eyeshadow matches the other eye, if my eyeliner is even, and if my hair is flat. I use the mirror to see if I have correct form when I workout. I look to it for answers but sometimes end up more confused than ever. It's hard to look at myself objectively.
CW:154.6 (was 152.2)
Sometimes I feel like the mirror is my only companion.
-Mirror, Mirror Off The Wall by Kjerstin Gruys, Ph.D.
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