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My Reflection This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By tickledpink93, North Miami Beach, FL

My reflection
Is an illustration
Of depression.
Due to high expectations
From a population
Looking for perfection.
Wanting an alteration
In my disposition.
Demanding a modification
In my configuration.
They're against variation,
Against distinction.
However, there will be no conformation.
I will not give in to adaptation.
I will be the aberration.
And now, when I see my reflection,
I see determination
And satisfaction
Despite the strong conviction
Of a deluded nation.

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