in the mirror

i see myself
in the mirror

as you gather
my hair together
and wrap it around your wrist
for a moment
i am your p r i s o n e r…

eyes glassy i gaze
at a layering
of all my previous days
and all the time that is coming
and suddenly
i feel as if
i’ve become

© r.e.l. 8/26/10

inspired by The Time Traveler’s Wife

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