I nearly faint as I gaze upon an unfamiliar face

With a confused expression so out of place

It doesn’t look like me, but me it certainly is

Trying to understand it like a arduous math quiz

The contour of my nose and roundness of my jaw

I look upon this peculiar face in nothing but awe

But the longer I stare it all becomes so clear

And with a shiver, I start to boil with fear

This person is me and the truth is hard to swallow

My skin is pale, taught, and my cheeks are hollow

Sadness fills me to the brim as I realize the cause

And to think it took this long for me to pause

An illness eating away at me at such a slow pace

Now I have to tackle it head on, face to face


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