15 – Self Portrait

I look in the mirror. What do I see?

I see a twenty-two year old adult staring back at me. They have my mother’s eyes and smile, my father’s lips and cheeks. 

I see a stomach full of stretch-marks, capable hands, legs that could use shaving. 

I see broad shoulders, a long neck, and cropped hair. 

I look in the mirror and I see my reflection. Nothing more, nothing less.