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me and the mirror

Me and the mirror



Mirror Mirror what do you see?


I see Esha.

I see Esha only 40 pounds lighter wanting to lose 20 or 30 more pounds for herself.

I see my rich espresso skin color.

I see my clear glowing skin after putting baby oil all over my body.

I see myself and I am happy so I smile.

I love my full figured-ness.

I want to wear clothing from an Ashley Stewart boutique and costume jewelry too.

I want to wear the faux pearls I already own sometimes too.

I want to organize my closet and winter waldrobe.

I see myself in a red Ashley Stewart sweater dress next January when my 32nd birthday comes around and having a ball with my best girlfriends Window shoppin’ at the mall and buying lipsticks and perfume.

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  1. Date: 1/14/2013 6:38:00 PM
    As women of color, we often find ourselves struggling to love what we see despite what the world tells us. Your poem makes me feel an expression of that self-love. Even though you show a longing for change, there is an acceptance and appreciation of the current "rich espresso skin" that I love to see. Nice work.

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mari. I like your comment a lot.
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 11:50:00 AM
    very nice and transitional, Esha. great piece!. -Lucas-

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lucas.
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 6:40:00 PM
    Very sweet poem, capturing a simple but significant moment and feelings. Wonderfully illustrated. Great job.

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard.
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 10:32:00 PM
    Ha! Clever how you've used the mirror to divulge the life most aspire to. Lovely write Ayesha!

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Vicky I use the mirror because I want to embrace who and what I am. It's all about accepting myself and my life.
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 3:04:00 PM
    love the humor in the write love the narrarative feel blessed

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Annie.