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Distorted: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response 19

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Alyssa is an avid reader, writer, and coffee enthusiast. She loves sharing thoughts, ideas, and creative writings with the world.

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It may still be July, but I'm already getting in the spirit of Halloween. I tried to incorporate a horror element into the prompt for week 19. I love the idea of a haunted mirror. I'm keeping that in my back pocket for another day. Below is my submission for Brenda's weekly prompt, Mirror. I hope you enjoy reading it.

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Distorted

What does it say

when you no longer

recognize the eyes

staring back at you?

A distorted doppelgänger,

an imposter

on the other side of the glass.

I haven't felt like myself

in quite some time.

Which is true:

This physical world,

I can see and touch,

or the image reflected back?

There are three sides to every story,

here, only two.

But maybe there's a stranger in my heart

winking at me from the other side.

© 2021 Alyssa

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