Looking forward

Day 27: Write a looking back poem



Looking forward


“I’m looking forward to that.”

I say it all the time.

But when the time comes

to leave my house,

to venture out into the world of people,

I feel my brain fold in on itself

coming up with reasons,

explanations that aren’t quite lies.

And when I’ve missed the party

or the dinner or girls’ night out

I look back for just a moment

and remember looking forward

before I click buttons labeled Join or Maybe

and the countdown begins again.


~ Liesl Dineen 2015

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