Day 27: Write a looking back poem
“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