5 a.m.

The mirror, too graphic. 

Myopic shock sends confidence down the drain at the sight of imperfections, staring back. 

Hyperopic image. 

Soft, blurry. 

Reflected in white porcelain.  

Framed within the basin, my looks dazzle.




45 thoughts on “5 a.m.

  1. Valerie you are one of the first post I rush to read, and I’m never disappointed. That was clever write from your amazing pen. πŸ™‚

      • A light dusting of snow here. Pretty and not enough to shut down the city. Ugh, I would be done by 9 pm too if my wake up call was 5 am. πŸ™‚

    • No snow here, which is unusual. We usually have a lot by now. I’m still counting on a white Christmas though, and I’m still counting on Santa coming-and going long before I’m awake;) xx

  2. Kelly, I’m blind as a bat;) The only way to see myself is nose pressed to mirror! I look like a bug to myself! The soft blurry image in the basin leaves so much pleasantly to the imagination;)

  3. At 5.a.m I would hope for a soft blurry image at best. I don’t even dare look at the mirror at that time of day. Love the word hyperopic. So well done, Valerie, as always. πŸ™‚

    • Kymm. I’ve had a similar thought. And my daughter would also object. How I envy that natural youthful beauty that teenagers have! (As opposed to my own bag of tricks) πŸ˜‰

  4. Absolutely delicious Val!Love the tongue-in cheek humour in this and it resonated with me-I would rather not look at the mirror at all-not that I would ever-that too at 5a.m!lol!

    • I realized how dull my sink looked after I wrote this and couldn’t see myself at all. Good for my eyes, and self esteem;)

      Thank you so much for the comment!!

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