The kitchen clock stopped
at 7:42 a.m. while I was in the other room
being spooked by a shadow in the mirror.
I wait now for the phone call
because I know someone died,
And if the message goes unheeded
I shall return to the mirror
peer into the glass.
In there, I will see infinity
my eyes looking in
looking out again.
My doppelganger trapped
beyond my reach and grasp,
a smile crinkling around her eyes.
Death behind us, infinity too
its darkness reflecting back
in and out, in and out.
The over-ripe banana in the trash
sends an odor wafting to my nose,
sending me back to the kitchen.
The clock still sits at 7:42.
Then the battery, with one last twinge of energy
moves the minute hand.