Illustration by Tyla Mason.

Illustration by Tyla Mason.

me/you

I wonder how long it is that I have existed.
Why is it that I look different through my lens?
I am pretty though sometimes I hate me
I get ready for you
Why do I get ready for you
You are scary and intimidating
You make me feel unsafe
You make me feel beautiful
But I look so different in your lens
Prettier
Nicer
Happier
Smaller.
Why is it that I exist
In two places at once?
I am not that tall.

—By Rowan Blanchard