Dear mirror,

Dear Mirror, You have taught me a lot of things.

You taught me that I will never please everyone,

hell I may never please anyone.

You taught me that my love handles are a lot bigger than I originally thought

You so politely showed my that my stomach sticks out just a little too much

 

Dear Mirror, You have taught me a lot of things

You taught me that if I don't like something about myself

I should change it.

You taught me how not to eat,

And how to force my finger as far as I could down my throat, when I eat too much

 

Dear Mirror, you have taught me a lot of things

You have taught me control

How to turn down food,

even though my stomach is twisting out of hunger

How to politely say no

 

Dear Mirror, You have taught me a lot of things

You taught me that I should always try to improve

That I should constantly try to find something wrong with me

Just so you can tell me what I need to do to fix it

 

You are so extremely helpful

You point out every flaw I have

You make sure I notice,

As if I wasn’t aware already

 

Dear Mirror, I am sorry

I am sorry that you have such a bad self perception

that you have to tear me apart

just so you can feel a little bit better.

 

But Mirror,

If control is being able force a finger down my throat

And if improving means searching for every little detail that is wrong with me

Then I don't want to improve,

and i certainly dont want to be in control.

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