It seems I see the world backwards (a poem)

Today’s entry…

I don’t want to recall the events of a year ago
but I do

What I saw was intense
I don’t think I could have kept my poise
or remembered my training
the way she did

No, I’d have been on the ground, bleeding
from another bullet fired from the same gun

(were there any bullets left in that gun?)

Only now does someone point out to me
that the image from the cellphone camera is reversed
and that the man I thought was the passenger
was actually the driver

All this time I thought those folks referring to his actions
were wrong

I believed that subtle difference
made a huge difference

But does it really?

(24 June 2017)