In the Mirror

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

By Emmanuella Iluebbey

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With ragged clothing and torn hems,

Bruises line the length of her arms,

Criss-crossing over the recently healed scabs.

She reeks as though without a bath for long.

Her hair is shabby and outgrown,

With dirt making home in the midst of knotted, twisted strands.

Mud streaks down her face from her temples,