#introtopoetry day 2


Mirror Mirror

Facing my face in the mirror

I find it far from flattering.

I realise that realistically

I can only reflect on my reflection.

I can’t actually see my face.

Thank goodness I think to myself.

Good grief!

Were those ghastly chin hairs growing yesterday?

I turn to the tweezers.

Is that a mole or a mosquito bite?

Maybe it’s just a mark on the mirror.

All those wretched wrinkles!

Wait – they’re laughter lines.

Grin and get on with loving life woman.





About triciasimmons

Pat worked with primary age children for many years in out of school hours and museum settings. She is a writer of short stories, flash fiction, picture books and poetry. She also loves minibeasts! (Especially stick insects) You can find more about Pat at www.patsimmonswriter.com.au

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