The mirror tells no lies.
Looking back at her is a face,
young still but having borne witness to life,
There are the scars and marks of acne,
Not the stuff of teenage angst but that
which sticks around (unfortunately).
High cheekbones highlight
a longer face with a distinctive chin;
a mouth framed with dimples.
Deep dark eyes that, at various times
show joy, and sadness,
love and despair.