Writing by Alice Fischer. Illustration by Zoë Dutton.
Ply the sheet off my face
Gel serum for youth
Cocky in appearance
But cowered down to my mental neglect.
Oh dear, don’t think much of yourself
There are louder men
Voices more worthy of giddy ears.
You should embrace their fraught anticipation.
Comfort room or cage?
Safe to say, escape to tranquil pastures is
only achieved in
ending where we began.
Pout a little harder.
The mirror won’t shatter, but your mind dearly wants to.