By E. Lexi Abbott (Alexis E. Abbott)
You stare into your magic mirror
while pondering the world.
of other boys and girls.
People whom you’ve never met
and may never really see.
But you feel you know these people
The magic mirror has a way
of connecting us with the world around;
while at the same time
keeping our feet from touching the ground.
It wraps us in a plastic film
of filters, make up, and play pretend.
Smiles carved into frowning faces.
Resolves that break but never seem to bend.
But as isolating as the magic mirror is,
it can also do some good.
As long as those who speak through the magic mirror,
act in the way they know they should.
Do away with the lies of society.
Do away with hiding your truth.
Do away with pretending you’re some polished perfect square,
while ignoring your fleeting youth.
It’s okay to be organic.
It’s okay to sometimes go a bit insane.
It’s okay to dress in funny colors
and do things with funny names.
The truth is we all are human,
not the robots behind which we hide.
We all seek out true connections
while fearing others might reject what’s inside.
Don’t let the magic mirror toy with your mind.
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