At 6 years old
Hair in pigtail,
Silk ribbons and
Frilly dresses
“Mirror am I pretty yet?”

At 8 years old
Hair cascading down my back
T-Shirts and tights
Bright smile and pretty eyes
“Mirror am I pretty yet?”

At 11 years old
Pulled back, and bright as gold,
Chubby thighs, tall boots
Crooked smile, dulled eyes
“Mirror am I pretty yet?”

At 13 years old
Ponytail, and chapped lips,
Sobbing eyes, clenched fists
Broken smile, fake smile,
“Mirror am I pretty yet?”