Past

Please don’t come to haunt us, Past
For we can’t look in your mirror
Neither alone nor together
Without losing our minds
Please don’t taunt us with your evidence
Or we’ll fall into your sad arms
And lie with you forever
Let us have our hope
Let us have aspirations for the future
Even though it too will become the past
And we will fear it as we fear you now
Or we will long bitterly for your better times
Do not try to be so tangible
You fuse with present and future
In the end you are no more solid
Than what is yet to come

First published on The Blue Hour: 

http://thebluehourmagazine.com/2013/01/27/3-poems-by-jean-byrne/

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