by Amber Paulen

Standing naked before the mirror is a trip. It doesn't really help that the mirror is in the shower or that the shower is the whole bathroom. The reflection stands; completely there. Am I a body, function, person, or a woman, breasts and hips? Squinting, shifting, jutting hips out at an angle all naked women must indulge in. The water pours down hot, the mirror fogs up in its nightly routine.


Amber Paulen writes and "publishes" via Descriptedlines.