Would you look at my beautiful
Skeleton broken in two, twice
The shell of a skeleton in a mirror?
You who cannot recognize the you
In me underneath my skeleton mirror,
The belly I am no longer approved in.
Swallow familiar shadows- not seen
Before my eyes; look down as your sex
Swallows me entirely, leaving me whole.
Look hard to see the secret hidden stars
When you find darkness in a shadow mirror,
Mirrored by twice the shell of a skeleton.
Paige is a poet who lives with her dog, Sir Simon, in Tampa, Florida. She holds a Bachelor degree in English (Creative Writing) and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She works as a Public Librarian and is very passionate about poetry, libraries, VW Beetles, and visual art.