The Girl In The Mirror by Valerie Parente
I killed the girl in the mirror
when I was a 14 years old student
and every day I resent myself
even though I didn’t know what I was doing.
That girl in the mirror had it bad
and that wasn’t so peculiar.
Nobody that age knew how to act
but I still held it against her.
I make decisions now
with the mirror girl on my mind.
I’m trying to make her proud
because I owe her my adult life.
– Valerie Parente (1-4-2021)