In the Looking Glass

When you’ve cast the parties and bottles and good times aside

and learned to


How long must the hangover of the parties and the bottles and good times last?

For some it seems the shadow of their darkest days is doomed to lurk above forever.

How is one to escape the cycle? Prove oneself? Become Whole?

Looking inside oneself and finding the strength to move forward is how.

Walking past a mirror and being able to look at oneself is how.

Laying ones head on a pillow at night and being able to drift peacefully off to sleep is how.

While some may hold onto the shadows, you don’t have to.

Instead, stand in front of the mirror, looking yourself right in the face,  and recognize how far you’ve come.

4 thoughts on “In the Looking Glass

  1. I really like this piece. Looking through the glass with your eyes is so much different than a regular bystander. Becoming a whole person is hard, but in your short piece you transition gracefully into the blossoming woman that you speak of. Love this!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. I commented on this piece. After our conversations, it is such a great way to write about how you feel and gracefully show how you transitioned into who you are. Great job with posting this. I know it was weighing very heavy on you. Luv u!!!

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