Thursday, November 14, 2013

time travel

today I ran
so fast,
as fast as a kid
who knows she willl be airborne
any minute…

and the illusion paused
transporting me backwards
watching you walk away:
my stunned silence
a hall of mirrors

reflecting distortion
because I wasn’t a kid anymore.
I was me.  Now,
knowing who I am
and what I want

in comfortable skin.
no narcissistic reflection here,
that reflection I’m seeing
is your crestfallen
hope crumpled in a ball

in my stupid fist

holding notes passed
questions asked
giggled awkward refusals
now giving way
to adult’s ashes

I watch myself run…

this time, I’m chasing you down.

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