Today when I looked into the mirror
I saw a face that I’d never seen.
She beckoned me to relive a past I had never had
Or re-write a future that had never been.
Her radiant eyes matched the glow on her skin;
Her long tresses spoke of stories untold.
I inhaled deeply to drink the sight in
Before reality showed a face tired and old.
She laughed silently, (it was a mirror after all)
As I questioned my sanity
In standing there at all!
The curve of her chin seemed familiar
Like the gnawing pain in my knees.
Sweet pink lips, dimpling cheeks…oh dear!
In another life that could have been me!
Someone called my name and broke the spell
The moment was gone, and so was she.
The only question that seemed impossible to tell
Was it I who had dreamt her alive, or she had me.