Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Safety Glass

Catching a glimpse
through a window
I've no need to walk by,
I'm stopped -
fingers to the frame,
breath against the pane -
until the glass fogs,
and I am saved from myself.

For the Wednesday Challenge at Real Toads

15 comments:

Cami said...
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cosmos cami said...

Self-observation?
Unexpected and very interesting. :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful and true, MZ! Hope you've had a good day1

Sylvia

Fireblossom said...

You caught a moment, MZ. Clever title.

Laurie Kolp said...

At least you recognized yourself in the mirror.

Mary said...

Wonderfully intense! Loved every line.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Good one and I also love the title.

hedgewitch said...

Sharp look at our innate perversity, from which chance does indeed sometime save us.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is an excellent capture of the moment - unwilling self-awareness and the best defense against it.

ayala said...

Intense and cool !

Brian Miller said...

nice..i like how it was you that caught your eye...nice...

Claudia said...

ha i like...sometimes all it needs to save ourselves from ourselves is a bit of hot air...smiles

Fred said...

Really interesting twist at the end there, another enjoyed write. Thanks

Lolamouse said...

Nice and unexpected twist to the prompt.

Kay L. Davies said...

There is such a sense of something about to happen after the first three lines. I especially like "a window I've no need to walk by" because it places you in the realm of "if only" and "what if" — I love it. So much suspense and drama in so few words!