Should I be intimidated by her air of superiority,
the elegance displayed in every line and limb?
She walks and talks with an ease of disposition,
while every movement is supple, pert and prim.
All aspects of her life are orchestrated, planned,
hair and makeup are immaculate, not daring to be less.
Each outfit is colour coordinated couture that hugs her form,
deceptive simplicity aimed unerringly towards success.
As I gaze into the eyes of my alter ego staring back,
only I can see the panic and confusion, trying to hide.
Can I pull it off again, convince myself, and then the world,
or will I teeter towards a fall, held up only by my pride?
Kate MacDonald is a retired septuagenarian who started to write just over sixteen months ago. She has many hobbies, but writing helps to fill an insomniac's dark quiet hours. She has had seventeen poems and six short stories published, online and in print: Chris Fielden's “Nonsensically Challenged,” for charity. High Shelf Press volume XXIII. WinglessDreamer. Spillwords Press. 805 Lit and Art. Funny Pearls. Little Old Lady Comedy. Dillydoun Review. The World of Myth Magazine.