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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.


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.



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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