08 Aug

Art by Francine van Hove

She cannot see herself

as I see her.

Her mirror image rebels.

It dismisses her beauty,

refuses her desirability,

overrules her sensuality,

is cruel to her curves.

She finds herself wanting.

Whereas I

can only stare

and sigh

in awe.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Francine Van Hove



Posted by on August 8, 2016 in Still Life


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8 responses to “Mirror

  1. Leslie Meeks

    August 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Sadly most women and I have been guilty as well think that when looking in the mirror. We are our own worst critics. Beautiful as always.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. unexploredjourney

    August 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Just amazing writing….sigh

    Liked by 2 people

  3. emmylgant

    August 9, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Is cruel to her curves… love that line
    The contrasting sounds are wonderful.
    They play to the dissonance between what she sees and how he sees.
    Spot on.



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