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Staring into the mirror I curse my own face for lack of recognition. Where are you certainty?

Where are you indeed…

Water! Water will help.

Splashing it up at my face I feel the cool of it sting my eyes. My hot, red, puffy eyes. When did you become so weak, my love? When did you become so weak?

I return to my mirrored stare. I look at myself looking back into myself. I don’t know this girl.

There’s fragments of mirror everywhere and I’m staring at the wall.

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  • demon
    demonover 7 years ago

    Good one Mel…love this line …I return to my mirrored stare. I look at myself looking back into myself. I don’t know this girl.

  • marcusjohn
    marcusjohnover 7 years ago

    7:55PM.. It’s time for a red wine.. Not into writings as such, however I like this very much.. I think I can relate..

  • skunk
    skunkover 7 years ago

    This would go well with your reflections shot.
    You are a great writer

  • James Price
    James Priceover 7 years ago

    Love this piece Mel… I’ve spent many a 4am lying awake contemplating “life”.
    Hopefully, it keeps you on your toes emotionally… keeps you moving forward!

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 7 years ago

    Fantastic Mel,

    I relate to this piece a lot…..

  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinover 7 years ago

    Very good Mel!

  • bicozikan
    bicozikanover 7 years ago

    Oh wow.
    I love that last line o0o

  • Durotriges
    Durotrigesover 7 years ago

    nice payoff. Powerful work as usual. :-D

  • pauldrobertson
    pauldrobertsonover 7 years ago

    awesome… mayhap we should combine forces… the force is strong with… er yeh…x

  • GregB
    GregBover 7 years ago

    I frequently wake at 4:xx am, and I think it is often 4:44am, but that is probably one of those false impressions because 4:44 is so noticeable. But I digress. Back in the day, I would get home at 4:xx am after going out. Now I wake up at 4:xx am. And it is a dark time (emotionally). Even when there is no pressing issue to worry about, you can find one when lying in bed awake at 4:xx am.

    Beautiful work Mel, not least because you have hit a point to which so many people will relate, and your imagery is enigmatic and sultry.

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