No more of these
Excruciating daybreaks and
Woeful glances at the mirror.
Why do I avert my eyes from my own reflection?
After all, don’t I have the
Right to wear my wrinkles and pounds as evidence of the life I’ve lived?
Don’t they display evidence of joy and fulfillment?
Renouncing my own appearance
Only makes it uncomfortable for those who may
Be fond of it. Accept the compliment and
Embrace the woman’s form you’ve grown into.
This acrostic was written for YeahWrite #361. The fiction challenge for the week was to incorporate the word ‘Wardrobe’ into a story somehow, but I decided to use it in the poetry challenge instead.