by Landon Whitley
My mother always said
The only thing my dad ever taught me
was if you wash a mirror with newspaper
it won’t leave smudges on the glass,
So headlines polished our reflections
and left labyrinths of streaks as they cleaned.
About the Author
Landon Whitley is a teacher and writer based out of Indian Trail, North Carolina. On his mother's side of the family, everyone lives to be over one hundred years old. On his father's side of the family, there's a history of dementia.