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My reflection in the mirror hates me,
and I know because she told me so.

She twists and turns and fogs the glass
bending unnaturally while moving with me
she pinches her skin and leaves blemishing marks
tearing off pieces she deems she does not need.

“Just wait,” she whispers as she bites her lip
“only so much longer and I can be free,”
her lips are bleeding again, but I’m brushing my teeth
“free to hurt and bend and break that wonderful body of yours.”

I can hear the whispers, I can hear her skin tearing.
She reaches up and touches the glass
and it bends under the brushing of skin
I finally speak with a tilt of the head
“Imaginary friends shouldn't be able to do that.”
My contribution for %poetry-book's newest round of 'Scratch That'. I am so excited that this is starting again, and I worked really hard on this piece. I got the prompt for this from tumblr, this awesome writing blog called 'writeworld'. You guys should check them out.
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Ashbrie13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student General Artist
this is so powerful and eerie, nice job
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amlugwen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Positively creepy and nasty, but not so that it is disgusting, my imaginary orc likes it (and he is picky)
Have such friends and you need no enemies ; )
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Silent--Songbird Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing~ gave me the goose flesh :)
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VaryagOfMiklagaard Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:O
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RidingToFly Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That was great!!!!!
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AlyStark Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
"she pinches her skin and leaves blemishing marks"

I feel the hurt, on body, in mind. Her touch is hers and mine

I am me, and love who I I am no matter her/my acidic touch

Self worth is the key,



You made me cry and look deeper into myself. :huggle:
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Cat-demon-052897 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That touches me... wow...
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
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RepoRaccoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Oh my wow the imagery you made was amazing I got shivers reading this
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Pternoha Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the flow of the poem, and that tinge of folly creeping under the surface at each words - never overwhelming, but always there - keeping the poem continually going.
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