bathroom reflection

i stood in front of the wall mirror and straightened my shirt before the test. i stood up straight, took a deep breath, and stared into my eyes. for a moment, i felt very small compared to my reflection.

maybe i'm not who i think i am. maybe my image of who i am isn't who i really am.

when people tell me good things about myself, i think cynically, "i have them fooled." maybe i'm wrong?

my bathroom reflection is bigger than me. or maybe i saw what everyone else sees.