This Week, Calen again invites us to revisit her sandbox. She asks:
“You find yourself in a quiet room looking at your reflection in this beautiful old mirror. What do you see? Is there anything in particular you like about yourself? Is there anything you don’t like? Tell us about it.”
Here is my response:
I’m not bad for my age, though my skin’s become saggy,
the creases have deepened, my eyes got more baggy,
while my skin is quite clear and and my hair is okay –
it’s pleasing to see that there’s not too much grey.
But just two little details are getting me down;
when my face is relaxed, I’m wearing a frown
and I’ve suddenly noticed that each time I smile,
my reflection glares back with a vague hint of bile.
As I gaze at my image I realise
either me or the mirror is telling lies.
Written for Calen’s Sandbox Challenge – Exercise 1, which offers you a fun way to get to know yourself .
©Jane Paterson Basil