about the past

Poetry: "rewrite the future"

(a poem about the past)

all of the secret spaces of my childhood
have all been found
===paved over===========================
we couldn't find the creek
with the tiny waterfall
where we used to get high
and drink beer
they had built an asphalt path
right up to it
and a bench
where you could sit down

wouldn't it be nice
if they could instead build paths
to those memories
where i could walk right up to them
and sit down
but instead
things change
and i cannot relive the past
nor can i rewrite the future

...m.e.s. .april.20.2014...