Self-image Pep Talk

Someday you will like
the way you look.

You are a mirror unbound
to reflection

but you are present
in raindrops,

and puddles learn
to love their
craters.

James Croal Jackson’s poems have appeared in magazines including The Bitter Oleander, Lines+Stars, and Rust+Moth. He is the winner of the 2016 William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest via The Poetry Forum. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. Visit him at https://jimjakk.com.

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