Mirrors Are Big Fat Liars

Mirrors tell convincing lies

They let you see
What others see
 
Thin reflective glass 
Smoothing out bumpy skin
Brightening eyes
Whitening teeth
Making frizzy hair invisible 
 
Mirrors lie very well
They skew the truth 
Just enough to be wrong
 
The true you is scary
Harsh words slip by your teeth
Disproving glances on your face 
Ungraceful movements 
Ugly insecurities 
 
These lies only scratch the surface
Of who you really are
 
They don't show how you feel
Your experiences 
The things that have shaped you 
 
I suppose I can't blame them
Those poor mirrors
For trying to make you look pretty
 
Because the true you
Is absolutely terrifying 
 

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