My pale, transparent reflection
in the window pane confirmed another aspect
that I had omitted
when thinking about the ever morphing,
transitional aspect of every physical space.
I was a transitional being as well.
Everything had to change.
Only yesterday I had been a child,
and it had seemed
that I would be a child forever.
Growing up had always seemed to me
to be some kind of failing,
a questionable moral choice.
now it was apparent that I, too,
would eventually have to grow up.
My mirror image clearly
was not that of a child
My other self was hovering
between the trees
lining the residential street
and the book shelves reflected
in the window.
It seemed like I was sitting
in a fabulous natural library,
looking from there
into the confined space of the reality
of my room
like at a framed painting
that didn’t concern me much.
It looked like a peaceful place,
like a place right out of someone’s mind.
Like a place where one would forget
time and space
and never feel hungry or tired or aggravated.
My stomach grumbled as I thought about that place.
Being of real flesh and blood I was hungry.