She sat there,
perplexed by what she saw.
Time had taken it’s toll on her beautiful eyes,
Her hair was beaten by wind,
the winds of change.
The lines more prominent where her lips had formed smiles,
one which she was doing at that very moment.
Although she could not see it,
her heart had also looked different,
aged as she was.
This was the moment she looked in the mirror and finally recognized herself.
She smiled and walked away from her reflection.
There was no longer a stranger looking back at her,
only the woman she knew she would once be.