Girl in the Mirror

23 Mar

Her sapphire eyes mirror a glowing
wonder, mixed with loss and longing
beneath flowing auburn curls,
aquiline nose, and mystical
flawless features–
yet she suffers

Her enticing lips are sweet as cider
extracted from the choicest ruby red apples
but can change vicious &
as a witch’s brew
her perfect teeth gleam proudly
as impeccable milky pearls– sharp
as her razor wit

Her figure, like the strong lines
of a ming dynasty oriental vase

and the onlookers stare & drool,
just stare & salivate,

however, she waits–
the girl inside the woman
waits with moist tired eyes
for the seer
who will recognize her simply
for the person of her genuine self
before she fades away





© Brian Hodgkinson Jr. (aka) –Limericist 2007/2021

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