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If you stare in the mirror too long, does your reflection seem to change?

Your mirror, my mirror
No filter.
The imperfections are pretty clear.

Tell me, what reflections do you pick up and carry home with you?

Reflecting fragments of self,
Glimmers of others,
Carrying their shit, your shit,
The world’s shit on your face.

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If you stay too entranced in the reflection of someone else,
Yours may not look too good to you.

Sometimes we wanna
Switch mirrors
Even if only for a second.

We try to transfer this and transfer that,

I’m perfect.

Shape shifting to meet
The demands of others,
You sit home alone long enough
You’ll see a blemish form.
Maybe a spot here,
A pimple there,
A very shiny gray hair.
Mirror mirror on the wall,
Who the fuck is this
Staring back at me?

She’s –
Very pretty.

Clean the glass,
Wipe that mirror,

Shower runs,
Don’t worry the condensation will evaporate.

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Put on that face.
Which face?
The one that they like?
Nah – just take a second,
And look up.

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Stick around a bit to check out a poem I wrote:

Open “Personality & Identity in Society” in a new tab here: https://jusjesspoetry.org/2023/06/24/personality-identity/

2 responses to “Wipe the World Off of Your Face”

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  2. […] Wipe the World Off of Your Face When I find myself falling into thinking traps on comparison and expectations, I have to give myself a pep talk like in “Wipe the World Off of Your Face.” Read that poem in a new tab here: https://jusjesspoetry.org/2023/06/30/off-your-face/ […]

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