Mirrors

Today I removed all the mirrors in my room.
I took down the round one above my desk I look into before dates,
the one in the bathroom I shave opposite of.
Then the childhood pictures standing on the shelf,
the poster on my wall of the man I want to be,
and the one of the man I’m becoming a little more every day.
The walls are empty now.
Just a blank void separating me from the world.
No matter how hard I look at them, I can’t see myself.
Today I removed all the mirrors in my room,
and then I walked around naked.

Matthijs Schut is a Liberal Arts & Sciences student at Leiden University. He lives in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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1 Response to Mirrors

  1. amleta says:

    If we could live without mirrors and without the gaze of others on us, we would live much happier. 😁

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