“Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear” by Lynn Mundell

Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear-LynnMundell

One by one you push away
from the table,
excuse yourselves to move
off into the dark,
simply, abruptly, unless
there is one final glimpse,
the frail form petting the cat,
a beloved wife waving good-bye,
but, really, more often,
each of you is gone,
gone but made more present
by your empty place.

Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear-LynnMundell

Lynn is co-editor of 100 Word Story. Her work was most recently published in FlashFlood.