mirror 3

a prompt from the mag

Your scrutiny makes me feel vulnerable,  my back should always be turned to you as I insecurely hug my arms around myself, trying to protect my heart from you, for you have showed me what it is to feel torn into, unsure of which way is up, and though I know it’s you who should feel afraid of losing me, it’s I who fall short on goodbyes.  I answer your promises with the slightest nod of my head, waiting on you to jerk my world out from under me, leaving me off balance and undeserving of love.

Donetta Sifford

written for Magpie Tales




2 responses

  1. interesting it does look like her arms are crossed in the mirror view…protecting herself as her guard is up.

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