New Poetry Project: "1989"
In the photo, I am looking into a mirror,
can see myself reflected back,
slightly out of focus, ghostly.
I am three years away from meeting you.
In this moment, you do not exist.
I am not yet fully formed, soft around the edges.
You will change this, leave me sharp.
If I could time travel, I would leave a look
in my eye, a glint, a warning.
This poem is the fourth of eight new works that will appear at Modern Confessional and across social media until the end of the year. Read the other poems: The Masquerade, Acid Flashback #2 and Things to do in Denver when you'd rather be dead. Find out more about the New Poetry Project at this link. ©Collin Kelley, 2016