Poem of the Week: On Reflection
I mostly post my poetry first on Instagram, (unless it is a patron-exclusive poem). Then, each Sunday here on the blog, I post the poem that has got the most Insta likes.
If you’re on Instagram, let’s follow each other. You’ll find my account Orna Ross.poetry here.
The poems are inspired by photographs, sometimes taken by me, sometimes by others.

My most popular poem on Instagram this week was, “On Reflection”.

And now for this week’s poem:

On Reflection

She turns her eyes
and in the mirror she sees herself
so small and raw,
and is divided, dismayed again
by aging body’s show.
Closing her eyes
she stays and waits
until she sees
again
how spalled face fades
fragmenting ways dissolve,
beyond the place
where soft flesh meets
the looking-glass,

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Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).