Self Awareness

Written by: Kelly McDonald

Just out of sight for all of this time
My reflection convoluted
Because it was effused through the eyes of others
Embarking on strange and harrowing journeys 
To find only an empty castle
Countless attempts I have made to fill this space
Cavernous and cold, even adorned with my inadequate furnishings
No more of this
The mirror shall be my own, 
Not the sleek dark orbs of strangers with their own intent
Within the comfort of my own reflection
My journey starts anew.