A glimmer catches your eye,
you look closer, taking in
the brightness and separating it
from the image beyond.
There you see her eyes sparkling
blue, full of hope
that tugs at your being.
You dare to believe her optimism
is not misguided,
but then the mirror darkens,
clouded by a storm of muttering.
The doctor says this is normal.
Still, deep down,
you can’t help but fear