Courage, I thought I lost you.
Each time I would peer into the mirror,
just briefly-horrified by this creature of me.
Slowly, I began to evolve.
My outside appearance had not changed-
yet my reaction to Her did.
The woman lost beneath this mirrors edge.
So softly, so slowly, I began to peal away
years of mistrust,
years of disgust.
No more can I
Instead I must try my damnest
to accept and even love Her.
I must be brave and learn to smile
again at a reflection
which tells no lies.
Courage, I thought I lost you
but you were here with me and Her too
beneath a wall