the face in the mirror


i stand in front of the mirror
alone and
tired and
knowing not
what will happen next
i see a face
far away
a stranger
in the depths of my mind
i ask
who is this
she stares back at me
mimicking my expressions
i have a funny feeling
she is me
but how can that be
she looks like me
but that is it
she doesn’t feel like me
i see a face
far away
a stranger
a stranger that is me

February 2, 2007 


About katm

I'm just your typical depressed donkey. I'm an abuse survivor. I deal with the pain and stiffness and other fun stuff that goes with fibromyalgia. I used to teach English for a living but because of my health, that isn't any option anymore. I love to cook and feel most in my element when I'm in the kitchen tinkering around.

2 responses »

  1. Your mirror image is only something to worry about if you worry about what you look like from the outside. It never shows your inside.

    You can’t start on your outside until you come to calm on your inside. Yet the person in mirror is always you, on the outside.

    Don’t worry about the outside for now. Work on the inside.

    Heck, listen to me, I am talking shrink, aren’t I? Sorry, I don’t want to come over like that.

  2. Your mirror image is still you, Kath. Don’t worry about it until you are ready to accept the inner you.

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