The Mirror Needs to Be Dirtier

the mirror needs to be dirtier
if I feel like I can touch my reflection
as if it were another person
the mirror needs to be dirtier
if I am scared of what I see
the mirror needs to be dirtier
if I fear a nightmare will come
when I finally get to sleep
the mirror needs to be dirtier
because it is 4 in the morning
and I wish to be asleep
the mirror needs to be dirtier
because I am afraid of anything else I might see in it
the mirror needs to be dirtier
because the lights are on & I am still afraid of the dark
the mirror needs to be dirtier
because it completely reflects my loneliness
the mirror needs to be dirtier
because it is too good at pointing out the imperfections
the mirror needs to be dirtier
because I feel like I'm in a horror film
the mirror
needs
to be
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