20 Questions

Do you think I am pretty?

Peering close

Nose almost to mirror




Where none there are.

Do you think I am beautiful?


Seeing imperfections

A pinch of skin

Equals an ounce of fat


Fingers down throat

Counting the ribs

Macabre delight.

Am I skinny enough?

Do you love me know?



Bones taken

Lips injected

Breasts lifted

Look into the mirror

Who do you see?

Who is this stranger looking back?

Do you love me now?

Do you want me now?

I have changed everything

Why is it not enough?

©June 6/22

Picture via Pinterest


Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

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