On The Mirror.

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SnapDragon originally posted this on Wise & Shine, formerly known as Pointless Overthinking.

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Like an elusive vapor, my reflection floats, then gently fades before my eyes.

Like a favorite novel, its binding and its pages warp with the inevitable passing of time.

Yet its story–its spirit–stays the same.

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When I look in the mirror I see a woman on the cusp of her 34th year.

I see curls. I see green eyes. I see skin as pale as coffee cream.

It’s weird to think of everything this body has been through: 

My arrival on this planet, via cesarean section;

scrapes and sores of childhood;

physical transformations of adolescence;

work; 

stress;

childbirth.

Yet, here I am. Ready for more.

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When I look in the mirror, I see a woman who won’t give up.

I see a person who may be misunderstood, disrespected, or written off as an idealist. 

I blink. I brush my teeth. I put on lip gloss and smile.

Because all I can do is keep trying. 

I will continue to put my best foot forward. 

I will show love to myself, my friends, and my community.

Because I’m still here.

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SnapDragon is a forgotten puzzle piece in the couch cushion of life.

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