What is a mirror but a cruel reality check
what is a mirror
but a cruel reality check
it holds out all your mistakes in front of you
all of your shortcomings, all your regrets
the patches on my skin stand out
the acne, too, only seems to grow
I wish I could wash them off with bleach
scrub my flesh until it's just blood and bones
maybe then the scars won't show
the eyes that look back at me are unrecognizable-
with faded skin and veins underneath
"when was the last time you slept?"
my reflection asks
I look down. It's been a couple of weeks.
the girl meeting my gaze
owns my face, my body,
and yet she remains unfamiliar
maybe I stare long enough
she will start to disappear.
Megha is one of Snorts' beloved writers, who's preferred form of expression is poetry. They also writes a bit of sci-fi. When they aren't writing, they're either singing, or reading a book. Their art is usually intended to demystify, normalise and better understand mental health, media representation of communities, feminism, queerphobia and other related topics. They're pretty amazing and we're always glad to feature them!