A creative outlook on the dark side of reflections.





our mirrors

show us as a

distorted reflection.


and we believe

what we see

a vulnerable heart

ugly scars

but we forget 

what lies beneath the

distorted reflection.


social media

twists the truth

making us think

we are meant to be

something we are not

so we turn 

again and again

to our

distorted reflection.


a hair out of place

too much makeup

wait! not enough

my shirt is too wrinkled

pants make me look fat

a thousand excuses

and worries burst from our

distorted reflection.


simply put

lies fuel our world

gnarled verities

hidden deceptions

swim to the surface

so we take and hold close our

distorted reflection.