The Hardest Thing

by, Cassandra

"Growing up is the hardest thing I've ever had to do," she whispers to the reflection in her mirror. The wide-eyed child looking back at her just shakes her head and scoffs. "Don't delude yourself, honey," the wide-eyed child whispers back, the words clashing with her innocent eyes. "You haven't even begun to grow up yet."

"Walking away was the hardest thing I've ever had to do," she mutters to the reflection in the dirty bathroom mirror. The wild-eyed girl looking back at her just flips her hair and laughs. "Don't delude yourself, darling," the wild-eyed girl whispers back, the laughter in her voice clashing with her jaded eyes. "You haven't even started walking yet."

"Dealing with him leaving was the hardest thing I've ever had to do," she screams at the reflection in the broken window pane. The teary-eyed woman-child looking back at her just wipes at her tears and sadly sighs. "Don't delude yourself, sweetheart," the teary-eyed woman-child whispers back, the strength in her voice clashing with her bloodshot eyes. "You have no idea what it's like to be left yet."

"Giving up was the hardest thing I've ever had to do," she mummers to the reflection in the mirror. The empty-eyed woman looking back at her just shakes her head and scoffs. "Don't delude yourself, honey," the empty-eyed woman whispers back, her empty voice perfect for her empty eyes. "Giving up was the easiest thing you've always done."