Mirror Images

Image credit: Jerzyna Pauwels. https://georgie.pauwels.photography/
Today, in the car, 
you see the moving image
that always traveled with you
and was really always with you.

Do you squint
beyond the image
of yourself reflecting back
to you in the glass to see
the church beyond?

or do you concentrate
on just the road ahead
and the cars in front?

But now you notice
through the glare
from the window
of the red car pulling up-
the cute brunette/
the hunk in the suit
you imagined is just
a panting dog sticking
its head out the window.