Against the mirror, I see broken corners and folds, pinches of warmth and bottled ice. I stare, squirming. A glass of sparkling cider clinks across the room. My mind runs in circles, creating distractions and fantasies, and longing for glittered tapestries. Promise, that you'll speak gently, to the figure that haunts you most. Promise, that you won't run or try to hide. Promise, that you'll find the strength inside you. Against the mirror, I see a work in progress, a newfound energy, an emblem of gratitude. Promise, that perfection is what you make of it.
Message from the Author
Promise is a poem that touches upon topics of body image, insecurity and self-confidence. Coming into the new year, I am making an oath with my current and future self to be patient and to find gratitude in all the amazing things that my mind and body do for me.
Born and raised in New York, Sophie is a high school senior and writer with interests in journalism, business, and activism. She currently serves as a Debate Agent for the Northeast State of Junior State of America (JSA), and she is a Board Member for various other organizations. Through Zenerations, she hopes to spread awareness on societal issues and build a platform where everyone feels loved and accepted.