2021-2022, Poem, Writing

Reflection

Reflection
Aiden Bright, '25

People stop and glance
At their image reflected
Searching
Fixing
Adjusting
Any slight imperfections.
But when they look into my depths
At their image distorted
Beautiful becomes ugly
Courage becomes worry
Self-confidence becomes self-hatred.
Oh, how I wish they could see
What I see
Their beauty
And their grace
All their perfection.
But all I see
Is smiles dimming into
Frowns
As they turn away, from their
Reflection