Stanford University
Student Creations from the Stanford community
To join this network, you have to log in!
Note: Clicking on links in the header will take you to pages specifically for this network. If you want to get back to the main site area, just click the link "Back to the main site" at any time!
An Art Affair 2010
Log in to follow this gallery
A Reflection on Fire-Engine Red Hair
A Reflection on Fire-Engine Red Hair
1000 manila ships
Catching the Sunrise
Animus Mill
Happy Feet
Animus Ruins
Olympic Stack
Zombie Boat
The Square Tower
Durango Steam
The Beat of the Kundu
Oscar Wilde
Gallery Contributors:
Does It Inspire You?
Today, I stopped in midfloss
And leaned in close to the mirror
Clutching the burritoed white hotel terry towel closed
With one hand and dangling my floss from the other hand
And you know, I leaned in real close
Was that really me?
The girl with cropped fire engine-red hair
Foregrounded against wet beige bathroom tiles?
She stood motionless, appraising me with earth-colored eyes
And I watched beads of water at damp strand-ends plummet
To collide into collarbones
Only the sensation of droplets snaking down my shoulders
And the way her left hand mirrored the arc of my right hand
When I moved to push a strand behind an ear
Confirmed that I was staring at my reflection, not an unknown
But what happened to my cascading brown curls?
Did I really trade them in for stop-light hair a month ago?
Strange how I stood in an unfamiliar room
Hardly able to recognize myself in the mirror
Reflecting on how time sweeps along, changing everything
Just as inevitably as gravity
Drew beads of water down my legs
Inspired by:Hair Dye, Angst
A moment spent being floored by how things change. Written in a hotel the night before I ran my second marathon.

Log In or Sign Up

Facebook Connect:
Email Address:
Forgot your password?