Mannequin

The rear view mirror only shows
Dark alleys and broken tail lights

There was a time when I said
All the little things I meant
The little misadventures of the day
With only you I shared

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There was a time when I believed
That things could change for better
The little hiccups along the journey
Would only lead to beautiful endings

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There was a time when I felt
That I could fly high up in the air
The little crashes in midair, if any
Could only push and not break

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There was a time when I acted
Carefree, like a spirited child
The little kid who still believed
The morals in children’s books

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But here I am now
Far from that time
The rear view mirror only shows
Dark alleys and broken tail lights

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I look ahead, I look in vain
In the darkness of starless night
I wish to scream, I aim to shout
Realizing only mannequins are around
So it hardly makes sense to me now

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