smash the fancy bathroom mirror
take the broken shards and see yourself in a kaleidoscope of different ways
realize that your beauty is not determined by a mirror,
this is just your reflection,
this is not you.
why do you recognize yourself in a mirror, something that only ever reflects but never knows what identity means?
do you not recognize yourself in the sunset?
do you not recognize yourself in the first snow,
in the waves that toss and turn?
do you not recognize yourself in your lover’s eyes?
you are in every place.
and in every place
there is beauty.