The Mirror

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A forty year old woman and her mirror...

Submitted: May 10, 2018

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“The Mirror”

 

Time can be

such a cruel

bitch

she says to

her reflection

as she closely

examines her

face

in the mirror,

her eyes having

picked up

a couple of

lines

since she has

turned forty

but really they

just added

a few more

degrees

to her character,

her skin still

taunt

her little nose

making her eyes

look twice their

size

and when she

flashes

that little girl

smile

the years melt

away

leaving a pixie

like look

behind,

she lets a

little giggle

escape her lips

the young waiter

at dinner

last night

giving her

all the attention

her daughter

kicking her

under the table

when she let

loose

her natural

charm

his nervousness

evident

in every word

as he tries

to recite the

daily specials

and when she

looks up

from her menu

and into his

eyes

all of his parts

freeze up

forgetting his

place

in the recital

of entrées

her daughter

jumps in with

her order

saving the

poor boy

from a prolonged

struggle

with his words,

she looks deep

into the center

of her eyes

thinking back to

the first time

someone

got lost in

them

and they told

her

how much they

loved her

she searches

through

their vivid green

pools

trying to find

that something

deep inside

their color

that seems to

turn their

hearts

into putty

when they

see it

but she couldn’t

find

anything special

hidden in them

other than looking

a little more

tired

since the last

time she checked,

maybe time

hasn’t been

all that nasty

to her

as she dabs

some moisturizer

on to her

face

she still gets

plenty of looks

much to the

chagrin

of her daughter

and she’s willing

to bet

her forty year

old eyes

when looked

deeply into

can still cause

the words

I love you

to drop freely

from someone’s

lips,

she gives herself

a wink

and says with

a smile

while she’s still

looking into

the mirror

“I take it

all back

time,

your not such

a cruel bitch

after all”

as a charismatic

face

glowing of

beauty

and showing

some lines

looks back

at her…

 

Tom Allen…05-06-2018…


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