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What does "close behind" mean in this sentence:

"So life comes to an end and time closes behind everyone and everything."

"life comes to an end" and "time closes behind everyone and everything" are in a parallel and should mean the same? But I still cannot figure our the metaphor. Thanks!

More context:

So life comes to an end and time closes behind everyone and everything. My ex-husband understood that and tried to escape by running away from it. I reminded him of time, being younger than he was, so he ran away from me too.

  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is rather too simple for the ELU website. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 12 '14 at 6:14
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"time closes behind":

conveys the idea of doors closing leaving you out, on the other side, in this specific case "on the other side of life", that is death" . Is well suggests the closing of the life period as doors that by closing put an end to everyone and everything.

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