Self Same

Self Same

I don’t take photos of myself

I never like them

Because I don’t recognize 

The person looking back at me

My mirror image sees me

Smiles back 

As she mimics me

We are the same

She and I

But photographs

Are static


Trapped in time

I see the girl in the photo

And I have a hard time

Remembering who she is

Because to me

She is very obviously

Someone else

Words: ©2022LCR

Image: No Claim


  1. I, too, have always found it a tad difficult to reconcile my self with the image in the mirror. The closest I've come is when I think of the moment the photo was taken, and think, Yes, that was me then.

    1. Me then, me now, sometimes I don't recognize me at all. And sometimes I wish I could be who I was back then, and others I never want to be again. It's like we're made up of all of these different selves, but we're all the same person.

  2. You speak from your heart, from deep inside, the truth ~~ for all of us.

    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate all your support and kindred spirit.


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