Who’s That Woman?

Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~Mirror

You pull your skin
Back taut. You say,
I ought to have a face-
Lift;you know you will
Not. I see you try
To peer at me without
Your glasses. Your face
Nearly passes muster.
I feel soiled, not at
My clearest. So dearest,
Why not break down.
Clean me. Your skin
Will not change.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to Who’s That Woman?

  1. therisa says:

    Many of us, have looked in the mirror, and have been very crictical of the image reflected, wondering, if I did this, how would my self-esteem or body image change, for the better. Sometimes think, the plastic surgeons prey on our moment of weakness, when our acceptance of ourselves, is at the lowest point. Sadly, this isn’t a problem, just limited to us, more mature people, but to alll segments of society.


  2. Sumana Roy says:

    nice reflection…

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  3. Grace says:

    I like that word break of face-lift ~ Cleaning would be a good start ~


  4. sanaarizvi says:

    I love your take on the prompt. One should opt to age gracefully 🙂

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  5. I like how this seems to shift perspective seemingly between lines, like “I will” and then “not” — a nice read, succinct yet reflective. ~peace, Jason

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  6. Sabio Lantz says:

    Fun to give the mirror a voice — I wonder if you are right – maybe in a few years she will do a face lift.


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