Ugly Duckling Interupted: Acrostic
“Such an ugly duckling.” the others cackled, slapping the water in agreement.
(Your head ducked),
Under the burden of shameful stares.
(You swam away),
Inclined to believe what others say.
Couldn’t see the swan swimming smooth as silk on the other side of the reeds.
Inside yourself for true identity.
Decidedly never came.
Ended the story before your clouded reflection cleared.