Once Faded Parts


For a while

I couldn’t smile.

And I looked

In the mirror

On eyes so sad.

So very well clad,

In much more than

A reflection reveals.

Losing myself,

I missed me.

Staring back,

A faint illusion of

Myself so afraid

To live the very life

I had led so well.

A long time before

Noticing even slightly,

Just how much

In that instant

I missed me.

Embracing myself,

To welcome back

The once faded parts.

Having given to such

Extreme extents,

I was disappearing.

Until in that mirror,

One shy smile

Reminded me why

I missed me.


Ria -2016