Thursday, February 4, 2016

Long-Retired, ME and the Mirror--By Eleanor Michael--United States

ME and the Mirror

The other day I woke
feeling so good.
I thought, “Today’s
the day I could
go look for work.”

Then, I got out of bed
tottered to the bathroom,
stepped on the scale,
and washed my hands.
I saw my reflection
in the cabinet glass.

That did it! Who,
in their right mind,
would hire the ME
in the mirror?

Maybe, with make-up,
a new hairdo . . .
lose a few pounds . . .

Eleanor Michael has published poetry and short stories in a variety of venues.


  1. Aww, LOL, had a chuckle here (my mirror tells fibs - my reflection isn't at all like Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt, LOL)

  2. Nice one, Eleanor. It gave me a chuckle. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Eleanor,
    This is cute! Loved it!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  4. Yeah, I know the feeling. Delightful!

  5. Thank you all for your wonderful comments on Eleanor's delightful poem. I will send your comments to her. Eleanor, your poetry is always a hit here at Whispers. Thank you for continuing to share your gift of words.

    Blessings to all of you,