nathan lyle

Time's Arrow

May 21st, 2011

The first taste of hopelessness
is like the day you realize youth snuck out the back
when you weren't looking.
At first there's some surprise
and you run through your mind looking for any path back
to what's convincingly out of reach.
You know it's possible to find happiness,
because like childhood it's there when you stop and look back
with no room for dispute.
However, there's no changing the tides,
no fighting and finding the strength to take back
what's lost to time's arrow.