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What Do You See?

Tell me pretty one, what do you see-
when you stare at the image reflected back at thee?
Look at your eyes floating in the glass-
what do they tell you about your past?
Windows of the soul, what are they revealing-
About who you are? About what you're concealing?
You stare into the glass studying your face-
as if it were a work of art or some familiar place.
Do you see every flaw, every mark, every line-
as a sentence in a life story or just a wound left by time?
Hold the glass close so your breath fogs up the mirror-
and ask yourself what is it that fills you with fear?
Is it seeing a face of a person you don't really know?
Or the familiarity of the image and what lies within its soul?
Tell me pretty one, what do you see-
when you stare at the image reflected back at thee?

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