Saturday, November 6

Angel in the Mirror

to see what you see when you look at me—
my wrinkles
my bad haircut
puffy eyes and acne showing
glasses that cover half my face
what do you see when you see me?
my size 10 shoes
and my extra long jeans that are a little too big in the butt
my cracked and torn nails with messy polish on them that’s chipping already.

I see you when I look at you—
your laugh lines mean that you are joyful
your hair is long and thick
I think you are the most beautiful when you first wake up, face fresh from a night of sleep
I see the woman I fell in love with
just as tall as I am,
feet fit to travel
long, lean legs with the best butt I’ve seen
nails that prove to me you work hard and never back down from a dirty job.

I see you, just as you are.


  1. Saw you on the Naperville Writers and Poets Meetup page and thought I'd read some of your poetry. I really like this poem...Love the play of questions posed, answers tended...Very nicely done...Russ

  2. Thanks! I really like this one as well. Haven't seen you at the group yet, though! Do you intend on coming at all?