That’s not me in the mirror.
Is the problem that I don’t recognize myself
Or is it deeper? Is it something else?

Perhaps it’s a disparity between
My mind and my eyes?
A break in the machinery I just realized.

I know how I feel and it’s alarming.
It should register on my face
But looking now, I don’t see even a trace.

How do I manage to hide it
When I know what is true?
How do I make myself seen to all of you?

© 2022 Jeff E. Brown. All rights reserved.

By jebrownwriter

Houston, TX-based Writer and Photographer. Proud pet rescuer who spends nearly all his money on them.

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