Warts & All

Stuck
Trapped
In a mirror
All alone
 .
All the thoughts
Feelings
Mean things said
Bounce back
Off slick walls
 .
Every word is absorbed
Every snide comment
Is an attacker
 .
How is it possible?
To hide from one’s self
Reflected back in a mirror
 .
Turning out the light
Will not make the mirror blind
It will not put all thoughts
To rest
It will just make it
More painful
Give the words
Time to arm up
With more ammunition
 .
How to face
The ammunition
Is it to forget?
To apologize?
To forgive?
Should the harm
Be allowed to reach
Its mark?
 .
Staring in a mirror
Not liking one’s self
The only way
To truly meld with the mirror
To stop all the ammunition
To put it all to rest
Is to accept one’s self
For who one’s self may be
Warts
And all

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