mirror views

Written by: gareth stockwood

I’ve seen you look at me everyday

And I can see you have changed

I’ve seen you as a sprightly young kid

I seen suffer with those teenage zits.

I’ve seen you as a handsome young man

I’ve seen you applying your fake tan.

I’ve seen you pass your test

I’ve seen you dressed up in your Sunday best.

I’ve seen you as a middle-aged man

I’ve seen you bemoan the departure of your Nan.

I’ve seen you hold your first child

I have seen you thanking your daughter for your first grandchild.

I was there when you retired

I have seen you looking at me grey and tired. 

I am a mirror and I have seen.