Monday, July 5, 2010

backwards

sometimes
i turn the rewind knob in my head
turn it back just a little
slowly
and watch everything
as it goes right,
backwards.
i watch as
our hugs become shorter and stiffer
and i watch the light in our eyes flicker
from day to day
growing not colder,
but different
i watch your smile
and it changes
in a way i don't understand
i watch
as i reach the skepticism
confusion,
and wondering what just happened,
and wondering what will follow,
as it melts from the bemused happiness
i watch as we sit cold and perplexed,
waiting for the other
to realize what love becomes.

2 comments:

  1. This made me feel sad, sort of.

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  2. Interesting-a phase everyone goes through-its called existentialism I think-which takes one to a higher plane of understanding oneself and life-in as much as life can ever be understood

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