I close my eyes
Mind wandering in peaceful darkness,
Through time and space
It slides between the moments
of a long-forgotten memory
To watch the unfolding of history.
Back and forth between
What is and what was
I ponder the unknown,
What part does this
Isolated puzzle piece
Play in the world I’ve created?
How would life have been reordered
In its absence.
While speculation replaces fact
Wishful thinking supersedes certainty.
In the end, I must acknowledge
The past is immutable
In spite of what my dreams say.