A Look Back

Composed 5/10/16
Description: For Writing 101, Day 4’s theme was “journey,” and it was also suggested that we use a simile. The following piece came from something I was thinking about writing about anyway, and I made it work. I think it fit quite well.

Last night I journeyed into a dream
It took me down paths I’ve sworn to abandon
A fictitious past sweetened and warm
A moment like toffee
That I gulped and discarded

Earlier on this road I am on
I would have savored seconds
Wrote long lines to reminisce and
Examined every scene
But older and further along as I am
I know now it’s naïve to dream

So I write this quickly and put it behind me
Because it will never be real to me

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4 thoughts on “A Look Back

  1. ‘A moment like toffee” is a brilliant simile, but more than that, I love the poem. It resonates with me. I remember picking over dreams, as if they held some kind of secret – when they’re just the subconscious assimilating things – and it doesn’t need help from the conscious mind.

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