No matter what you say or do,
the past will not come back to you.
It slips away with the sands of time.
It haunts you like an unclaimed crime.
It laughs and mocks with unseen chances.
It lives in old familiar glances.
It stalks the future, but kills the present.
It boils down stews of resentment.
It steals your minutes and your hours.
It takes away all of your powers.
It manipulates with unseen forces.
It marries minds but soon divorces.
No matter what you do or say,
The past is still with yesterday.
It leads you on then turns you down.
It leaves you looking like the clown.
It burns its bridges and jumps your fences.
It irritates all your defenses.
It struggles with what's right and wrong.
It lets you down before too long.
No matter what you say or do,The past will not come back to you.
[April 27, 2011]