And it stares me down, piercing my soul like fire from the breath of a dragon.
Intimidated by the look of deceit that is standing upon me.
All this time it had appeared otherworldly.
Yet, present in the current realm I exist in.
I thought it was uplifting me to a higher existence to a higher presence.
All the while deflating the true nature of my make up.
Had I been blind all these years?
I guess I’d never understood the truth until I saw it in my reflection.
I chose to introspect and no longer deflect.