~ Now, Again ~
I skated the echoed edge of Shadow Country, tonight.
Perverse Curiosity overpowered Common Sense,
And I willingly walk-stalked my way in…
Unseen, unnoticed but not unmarked,
(Re)aquainting myself with the current version
Of a former flame.
A spider on the wall, me;
Web-crawling through the past
Half-dozen years of his life.
Complete with technicolor snaps,
Daily blurbs of his mundane,
I was able to observe:
Although in some ways he’s changed,
He is mostly still the same.
I’m amazed that the fresh wounds
To old scars
Didn’t hurt as much
As I expected.
But it was a poignant reminder:
Are better left (past-protected)
Where the broken
~ C.L.R. ~ 2013