Past Tense

I want to live my life in the present

but my past intervenes without my consent.


Memories from a far-off time flood back

and I am unable

to defend myself from their attack.


The decisions I made all those years ago

now raise their heads and won’t let go.


What if? Is the most common question,

the answer only add to my depression.


I know I must learn from past mistakes

and pretend

what happened before was just an outtake.

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