Time Travel

 

I woke up this morning

drank coffee

fed the cats

jumped in my car and

 

went back in time.

Nothing had changed.

Everything was different.

I went back to school

 

walked the hallways

like a ghost like

the invisible man.

I drove downtown and

 

stared up at the attic window

where we smoked cigarettes

and waited

had sex

 

made love

made elaborate plans for

the future

which turned somehow

 

into this.

In the neighbor’s backyard I

had a somber moonlit funeral

for Max our parakeet who

 

got sick and never got better.

Love didn’t save us

I cried that night.

I said goodbye.

 

Heaven is a dream I had.

Time isn’t real.

I got back in my car.

I drove off the face of your world.

 

 

Copyright Tim D.

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